How do you go about explaining Unschooling to family, friends, random strangers?
I guess I am most concerned about my parents and the ILs. My parents know we are 'homeschooling' but we haven't had much discussion on it at all. I am actually a WOHM and my DH stays at home with our little guy. He is only 3.5 but we've already had many questions on sending him to the Kindergarten down the street, etc. Usually I just don't confirm, or say "yeah" or something if I don't feel like getting into it. I know I could pass the bean dip but I know at some point closer family and friends are really just going to want to know point-blank... and for some of them I can see a certain amount of panic causing them to get really nervous and ask invasive questions.
Any tips would be appreciated... and examples of how you handled certain situations in the past.