Some things I've said:
"This is working for now. If it stops working, we'll do something else."
From a Facebook discussion in September 2015:
-=-I'm dealing with family/friends/advisors who say things like "some curriculum would be good" or "eventually he will need some type of school" it really aggravates me to have to explain or justify this new lifestyle of unschooling while still trying to figure it out for myself.-=-My response:
A mom named Sheree wrote years ago:
In my sweet, nonarrogant voice, I simply say,I am so glad to have this opportunity to enlighten you. We incorporate a constructivist approach with the experiential learning model. This is sometimes referred to as "unschooling" due to it's promotion of higher level thinking skills (which, more often than not, just does not happen in school). By the way, our nation's 4H program has been doing this active, hands on approach for many years. Feel free to do a google search to find the abundant research which indicates how this still is a preferred approach. Presently, hundreds of colleges are actively courting such homeschooled students for their overall educational excellence, intelligence and creativity.After their heads stop reeling, they typically shut up and go away. lol
If the question is electronically sent, here's a link to send back, of the video below, which has some great quotes from John Holt's book Learning All the Time, and pictures of children, while two songs play: "The Logical Song" (by Roger Hodgson) and "Flowers are Red" (Harry Chapin).