My daughter is only 2, so I guess we're not technically unschoolers yet, but we're planning to be. Since deciding to follow this path, we've flip flopped from no tv to all tv. Okay, not ALL, but we don't limit Netflix. If my daughter asks for the laptop or ipod, she gets it. She mostly watches Wonder Pets, Justin Time, etc. ...though she's recently gotten into My Little Pony which seems like a very dark show for kids. I absolutely HATE having the tv on so frequently, but I wanted to see if I'd notice any changes in her and I really haven't. We still play outside many times a day, go for walks, run errands, etc. and she seems the same. Honestly I feel like the more we have it on, the less attention it gets. In fact, the more complicated shows seem to bore her and she's more apt to do something else.
All of the research I've read on the ills of tv end up talking about school and how far behind your kid will be if they watch tv at an early age. Well, she's not going to school, so does it matter? Am I completely scarring my kid? If I noticed some destructive or negative behavior I'd limit things, but I'm not seeing that. In fact her favorite thing to do while watching tv is to nurse or cuddle.
Does anyone have examples of unlimited tv in their home and how things have progressed?