I know it's probably premature, seeing as my child is a year old, but I have been extensively researching homeschooling and I feel that it might be the right choice for my family.
My husband is about 60% convinced...he's concerned that our son (and any
future children) might be socially crippled by homeschooling them...I
have the same concern, but hope to keep them involved in sports or dance
teams, etc so they can socialize with children that have similar
interests. Ideally, we could have some sort of homeschooling co-op
situation, where we form a group with other homeschooling families and
occasionally learn together so they can meet and make friends with other
homeschoolers. There are 2 problems with that, however...in the city of
Miami, homeschooling seems to be at a minimum. The second issue is that
most homeschoolers (from what I've seen in my research, perhaps I'm
mistaken) seem to teach from a religious standpoint/curriculum, and we
are raising our children nondenominationally.
I'd love to hear from any homeschooling parents about learning
resources, socializing your homeschooled children, and just about your
experience in general. Any advice or insight would be greatly
appreciated! I know it's early, but this is a big decision and I want to
be certain I'm making the right choice for my child(ren).