How many of you consider yourselves to be "whole life" or Radical Unschoolers? As a Radical Unschooler do you believe your home is child centered or family centered?
We are fairly "radical" unschoolers. My kids do not have parent imposed sleep schedules, room cleaning, learning activities, TV restrictions or food limitations. They have free access to almost everything in the house and they are thriving in the environment we provide. My problem is that I do not believe a child centered home is the best thing for a child. I feel that if a child grows up never having to think about another persons feelings/needs/etc, they will never learn how to function in a family or communal living situation. I expect my children to help with family chores like washing dishes, vacuming and other occassional nessesities. I do not make them do these household chores alone or even all the time. I also do the chores along side of them. I do not make them clean up their own room/space but family communal spaces have to be cleaned on a semi-regular basis. I know this is not a common belief in the radical unschooling community. I just feel that I am striving for a family centered home not a child centered one. Am I looking at this wrong? Please share your perspective!