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Travel & your child’s intellectual development: The Dan Louzonis Story, Pt.2

This is part two of my three-part chat with Dan Louzonis. Part one is available here. Part three is available here.

Dan is a child acceleration specialist and homeschooling coach from New York City.



RESOURCES MENTIONED

Book: The New Global Student by Maya Frost

Book: The Underground History of American Education

Blog post: How to HEAR your travel memories

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

([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 HillTim 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.

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