I've been reading more about this Unschooling thing and I really like the general philosophy of it all.
We are currently homeschooling our 10 (m) and 8 (f) children. We also have teenagers that go to public high-school.
My question is, how do you set boundaries or put in place rules with the Unschooled child? When kids are younger, it seems much simpler to have a child-led way of schooling but with the older child that has been to both public and homeschool, it seems to be much more difficult. My 10 year old would love nothing more then to spend all waking hours playing video games. We have lots of stuff in our house to do. Books by the dozens, educational as well as some fun board games, movies, crafts galore, gardening, pets, legos, cooking, etc etc etc... Not to mention a few out of house things we do.
Granted we have only been doing the recent homeschooling thing for about 3 months now, If left to their own devices they would rarely if even choose to do any "school" work. And I do understand that the concept of "school" work for an unschooler can be extremely broad.
Any advice? What if your child never decides to do anything other then play video games all day?
How strict are some parents of unschoolers? How can I help and encourage my children to make "educational" choices? Is there a place for structure in the unschooling lifestyle?