As a fairly new HSing mom, I am always interested in the input of others who have gone b4 me and those with me in this journey. For a person like myself who loves to have everything laid out and checked off, discovering the flexibility of homeschooling has been a little scary to tell the truth! But knowing the enormous benefits that come to my children with this type of education, dh and I felt it would be the best choice for them. I love that each child can learn at his or her own pace! I remember struggling greatly in school when I couldn't grasp a concept at the same time as the rest of the class - the stress of it was awful. I also love that we can spend so much more time on topics we enjoy (music, art, foreign languages, science, history, etc.) rather than wasting time learning things that we as a family don't agree with anyway (i.e. evolution, sex education, tolerance programs, etc.). Homeschooling curriculum can mirror that of the publics school or can be custom designed based on interests, skill level, progress level, and learning styles (just to name a few)! HS kids learn how to live in society by interacting with a wide range of people rather than learning social skills from a group of immature peers ( a position that they will never again be in as an adult) and wide range of activities (rather than just a classroom learning environmnent).
I could go on and on - I am just so pleased with how God has lead us to homeschooling! So I'd love to hear - how did you find yourself homeschooling? Check out this site to take part in her poll!