Disclosure: I'm not really a radical unschooler, mostly because I end up feeling abused and used by my whole family. Maybe that's my issue, but I don't want to debate it. I've read the books... I'm not convinced.
Anyhow, I feel like my 8 year old spends waaaay too much time using video games and TV. I fully believe that games have value, but he doesn't do enough else. I hate giving him 'school' tasks and I'd rather him find his own passions and projects, but it's like he has NO other hobbies. I KNOW that people can become highly addicted to video games, so I really don't believe in the self-monitoring ideas that radical unschoolers talk about. I've had siblings, cousins, friends, etc. go through video game addictions and have to ween off and never play certain games again. Sometimes it almost ruined their families.
I can't eliminate the games, my husband is a gamer and I also enjoy them, but I'm feeling guilt every day about how much he plays.
Is anyone else going through this issue or have you overcome it? Anything will help.