Dan is a child acceleration specialist and homeschooling coach from New York City.
Blog post: “How to HEAR your travel memories“
([1:10]) Daniel found Istanbul scary. He never got comfortable there with his wife and kids. ([5:30]) “The most fearless travelers all started somewhere.” ([6:15]) Involve your kids in the process of planning travel. ([8:05]) What is the opportunity cost of going to Disney? ([8:35]) “Start pre-natal with education.” ([10:15]) Use hop-on, hop-off bus tours to get an idea of the landscape in a new city. ([11:10]) Use audio tours as a powerful way to capture travel memories. ([12:20]) Dan’s son has a blog at HomeschoolSon.com. His daughter has a blog at HomeSchoolGlobe.com. ([14:00]) Dan recommends Mexico City as an inexpensive alternative to Florida (and Cancun!) ([15:00]) The Einstein Blueprint offers parents the opportunity to replicate Dan’s success in educating his children. ([17:35]) “There is a formula for success in life…it’s been codified by Napoleon Hill…Tim Ferriss, and Tony Robbins.” ([18:25]) The Einstein Blueprint is based on the idea that “all children have infinite potential”. ([18:40]) “I’ve never once met a child that didn’t have vastly more untapped potential than they’re displaying at the moment. And that goes for me as well.” ([18:50]) “The whole world is actually out there … unintentionally or intentionally conspiring to suffocate your child’s potential.” ([19:40]) “Only parents can unlock the full potential in their kids … Parents have way more power to shape their kids’ outcomes than they’re aware of.” ([20:15]) “Home is 10 times more important than school.” ([24:45]) “School was not designed to unleash children’s’ potential … It was designed to constrain it.” ([27:04]) “School … is the opposite of a mastermind. Children … pool their ignorance and actually drag each other down.” ([30:25]) “I can not imagine my life if I wasn’t actively involved in the design, the education, and the travel of my children … I spend more time with my son in a week than my father spend with me in 18 years.” ([31:04]) Aaron related the mastermind principle to learning racquetball from his dad. ([33:55]) Dan recommends hiring a talkative nanny. ([35:30]) Your kids are the average of the five people they spend the most time with.