unschooling: does freedom include the freedom…

Back in 2003, when I first discovered unschooling, it seemed too good to be true - until someone brought up the dark side. This question was posed on a message board, and the ensuing discussion really made me think about all the ‘what ifs’… “Should unschooling really mean full freedom, no caveats? What if that much freedom leads to our kids becoming involved in ‘bad’, dangerous, or destructive choices? Does that mean freedom is only good and safe up to a certain point, and then we’ll need to go back to control?”

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