We have two children, 10 and 8, that we homeschool. We have two others, 16 and 14, that we do not. We have a blended family and that is why the older two go to public school, their dad refuses to let them be homeschooled, and now that they're older, they say they don't want it either.
I have always wanted to homeschool. Initially, it was because I had such bad experiences when I went to school. Now that I love the Lord, I see so many more reasons. My husband was homeschooled during highschool and loved the freedom and the experiences he had. He never doubted that his children would be homeschooled.
Our homeschooled children see the world much differently than their public schooled peers. They love fixing tractors and learning the history of things. They like frequent field trips, stamp, rock, and coin collecting. They see how things relate to the bible more clearly than a lot of children that we know. We emphasize making do and being able to utilize what you have to do what you want. Kind of a MacGuyver type of mentality.
I think I could go on and on about why we homeschool, the opportunity to study what you're interested in, to spend time in prayer and bible study, to get everything done and have no "homework", to do community service as part of school, interacting with people of all ages instead of just your age, the abscence of teasing and the building of God confidence, etc. After all, we, as parents, are responsible for our children's education. Not the schools or the teachers. No matter where your children are educated, the buck stops at you, the parent.
All for His glory.
From Glory Farm