Bryanna Royal is an unschooling mom with four children. And as if choosing unschooling wasn’t crazy enough, she and her husband chose to sell their home and everything in it and hit the road in an RV to travel full-time. We have a wonderful chat diving into why they chose unschooling, why they chose to move into an RV, some of the paradigm shifts of deschooling, how they earn money to support their lifestyle, and lots more!
Quote of the Week
“I feel like imposter syndrome is a perfect way to look at it because, on paper, I looked smart but if you asked me to talk about something that I learned in school, I could not really talk about it because I never really understood the concept, I just knew how to get a good grade.” ~ Bryanna Royal
Questions for Bryanna
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family and how you first came across the idea of unschooling?
What were some of your reasons behind choosing unschooling?
You and your husband decided to sell your home and move into an RV. How did that decision come about?
I imagine you guys are gathering some fun and interesting stories from your travels. Can you share one with us?
What have you found to be one of the more challenging things about living in an RV that you didn’t expect?
On your blog, you have a post about how unschooling works for your family, and I loved one of the points you made. You wrote that it includes, “Trusting our kids and knowing that they understand what is in their best interest. And if we know they aren’t ready, instead of saying they can’t do it, we do it with them so we can work together so they are ready to do it on their own in the near future.” It’s such a valuable paradigm shift. Can you talk a bit more about that?
I love hearing about the innovative ways unschooling families are making a go of things—often some combination of making income and lowering expenses. It can seem out-of-reach, but sometimes some creative thinking does the trick. Can you share a bit about how you guys are supporting your unschooling and travel lifestyle?
Do you have some tips you could share for unschooling parents who are considering the RV lifestyle?
Links to Things Mentioned in the Show
Bryanna’s blog post, Radical unschooling and how it works for our family
Bryanna’s blog post, Full time family travel budget