I also requested to join the closed group as well! This is great and inspiring. I see a blog in my future as well bc it is a wonderful way to chrinicle my families learning.
How interesting that an unschooler would criticise you/us for giving US a bad name bc our children are so young. My thinking is that this type of learning/philosophy on life/education starts young. We have been US DS since he was born, not really on purpose, but more bc that is what felt right to us (ie we follow a routine for comfort, but nothing is set in stone, Ds can eat when he wants/for however long he wants, play with whatever he wants, even if they are not "baby" toys, and rest when he is tired, not when the clock tells us too.) As he gets older more and more of this has been unfolding and we have decided to make the choice to be conscious Radical Unschoolers.
I feel it is best to start this young because it sets the stage for it working well in your family, and gives both parent's a chance to get on board and learn and grow together, which can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. I am anxiously awaiting the Life Rocks conference in April which is hosted by Dayna Martin, a Radical Unschooler of 4, among many other things. I am so pumped to attend this week long conference as I am sure it will help clarify so much! www.liferocks.com