I just wanted to jump in and introduce myself, I typically don't read or post on the non chicken related threads but on occasion BYC is a great place to find other support, I agree with @DMRippy in post number one stating that chicken people are just the best so I thought this might be a good place to start to learn and maybe get some support.
I have many pages to read through as I just found this thread, I see it is not super active here but that people pop in from time to time. I am hoping to learn from all that has already been posted. I have never home schooled, nor have I really ever thought about doing it. Im still not quite sure its something I can manage and do well so my children can REALLY succeed. I have 3 daughters ages 8, 9, and 13.
The thought of home school has actually been ask of me by my middle daughter sporadically over the past 1.5years roughly, she seems to experience anxiety and school is the place that increases it significantly making each day a little difficult for her, like any mom I have been hoping she could adjust and learn to cope with her anxieties. She's doing well academically and has many friends but her days are a little tough.
The new realization that came to me very recently that home schooling might actually be in my very near future is coming from my oldest daughter that has been experiencing moderate to severe OCD and very recently it is making going to school an extremely fearful thought and see says she cant be there anymore and has asked me repeatedly to be home schooled. Her OCD is related to the fear of other peoples germs, so a school full of hundreds of people is so so very hard for her. Again academically she does fantastic and always has, her disorder just has her hitting a pretty big speed bump.
I have never looked into home schooling and have not a single clue where to start, no idea who I should speak with or how to find a curriculum, Im also not aware of what legal things are involved or requirements that might be involved. Im also not sure if Im making the right choice or if the children will end up lacking somewhere by not learning by teachers and being with peers, so I have a feeling of being a bit lost. Im also not sure my DH will be supportive of my decision to homeschool, at least my oldest DD for now. I do feel my youngest DD will do great in public school and Im not sure how home schooling 1 or 2 children and then sending the 3rd one to school every day will work.
I haven't made my decision yet on where I go from here but I plan to read though this thread and hope I find some answers along the way and maybe find some encouraging thoughts and stories making this journey not sounds so scary or difficult.
Thanks for letting me share where my journey is kind of beginning.