Susan Walker, who lives in the Patagonia region of Argentina, joins me this week to talk about her family’s unschooling journey and the major paradigm shifts she made along the way. We talk about her discoveries about being highly sensitive and introverted, how diving into unschooling resulted in so much personal growth, and how her understanding of radical unschooling and radical self-love connected to help create the joyful family life and strong relationships she has now. Susan has thought deeply about these paradigm shifts and her perspective is inspiring!
Questions for Susan
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family? What is everybody interested in right now?
When we connected about our call, you shared that there were four big paradigm shifts that were instrumental for you on your unschooling journey. I’d love to dive into them! Let’s start with learning. What big paradigm shift around learning happened as you explored unschooling?
Another big paradigm shift you experienced was around the idea that it’s OK to be who you are. Can you share what that shift looked like for you?
A third paradigm shift you mentioned centered on the idea that everything changes. People change, circumstances change. How did that shift unfold and how has it helped?
The last big paradigm shift you mentioned was to seeing radical love as the foundation of your unschooling lives. I’d love to hear how that shift came about and the difference it has made.
What is your favourite thing about the flow of your unschooling days right now?
Things mentioned in the episode
Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration
The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine Aron
Quiet by Susan Cain
The Unschooling Journey by Pam Laricchia
The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
Susan’s daughter, Jimena I. Novaro’s writing website
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