I'm new to unschooling this year and I'm interested in the radical unschooling philosophy. I admit, though, that I swing back and forth between excitement and fear. Recently I heard on the radio a man who never finished high school and was sorry for it. He said he wished his parents had put more emphasis on school when he was growing up. I remember feeling the same way when I was in college. I never had good study habits, but managed to get through high school OK. But when I went to college, boy did I struggle. I was annoyed with my mom for not "teaching" me more discipline. Now here I am starting an unschooling journey with my son and I wonder... Am I now going to be guilty of the same thing as my mom? Don't kids need some kind of guidance from their parents? I don't want my son to stumble through life the way I have. How do radical unschoolers react when they see their children just sort of drifting?