To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool

I have been talking to a lot of families about potentially homeschooling their children. The rise in homeschoolers is awesome! Homeschooling is not a decision to be taken lightly, or is it? Once we came up with the decision to pull our then 5th grader from public school, it was easy. Well, the decision was easy. We are still working on the carrying out phase.

We developed our ‘why’. Why do we want to homeschool? Ours was simple. We don’t want any more stop light, emails or notes home about our son’s behavior. Let me clarify: He had/has ADHD and was constantly being a distraction to the normal format of a public school day. Not only that, he had no friends. His self esteem was in the toilet and he began to question his own existence. That was our huge red flag saying HELLO!! Your child needs something else.