I love this list. I recently discovered it on the trove of Unschooling information that is the website Joyfully Rejoicing, and I thought I would share it here:
Show respect for all of a child's interests equally.
Keep the child in mind as I go through life, so that I notice things that might be of interest to that child.
Find ways to include the child in my own daily life - live a more"open-book' life than the norm.
Follow up on things the child is interested in - and do this in a wide variety of ways, not only by "getting him a book on it."
Live a family life that is rich with experiences of a variety of kinds both at home and outside the home.
Have resources around the home that are interesting and stimulating - things that will encourage exploration of ideas.
Discuss things - spend time in conversation. This is probably overall the most important parental"action' involved in unschooling.
Have a playful attitude - play together, have fun, appreciate the amazing world around you. Don't be cynical, be able to be amazed and find the world a fascinating place. THIS is the most important attitude for an unschooling parent.
Be self-aware of your own thinking and behavior. Purposely stretch your imagination - question your own assumptions, check your own automatic impulses.
Be very observant of what your child is really doing - don't view him/her in a shallow superficial way. Recognize that there is a reason for a child's actions, that a child is born to learn and is always learning. Get to know your child's own special favored ways of learning
Wholeheartedly support a child's passions EVEN if, to you, they don't look like "education."