The real question isn't whether unschooling "works" to instill in children qualities or habits that will result in "successful" adults (whatever that even means). No parenting style is a surefire way to ensure a predictable outcome. Instead of focusing on the adults that children will become (which we are truly powerless to control or predict), let's focus on connectedness and joy in the experience. Let's leave ourselves and our children plenty of room to grow, expand, and change. Let's find ways of exploring and enjoying the world, together, and let's realize that it's not just our kids' experiences of this part of life that is important. We're living our lives too, and our experiences matter and bear influence on both our children and the other people around us.