no i wouldnt, because school teaches other valuable life experiences, like socialisation, making friends, and learning independence away from you
in certain cases i would, like if my child was severley bullied, or ill, but in normal circumstances i wouldnt, my daughter starts school in september, and she cant wait, i think all in all its a important part of life
I home school because I think it provides the best education for my children. For example in languages, we start Spanish at birth and plan on starting Latin in 1st grade. Plus US schools don't do much World History and we cover world history, the first time, grades 1 & 2.
For the socialization aspect, I think true social graces come about within a community of people of varying backgrounds and ages. A class room may be able to provide different backgrounds but not different ages. It is a strange thing to place 30 people all born within a year of each other in to a classroom for 6-7 hours a day, then after graduation place them in a world where they will never have the same situation again.
That said I think it is good that you are asking because you need to make the best decision for your child(ren).
If I were the parent I would not personally do it, because that can become very frusterating for you and the child. There are lots of people available that can do the homeschooling though. The decision for homeschooling all depends on the child though... is he or she getting bullied? Do they have lots of problems in school/or do better one on one? Are they getting involved with a bad group of kids? If the child is having a very rough time, it is a good idea- especially if they are involved with a bad group of kids. There are so much drugs and sex and fighting, and it's good to not let your child become immune to that. However at the same time, by depriving them from the school scene they will miss out on things such as prom and homecoming and school sports. If you do decide to homeschool your child, make sure that he or she does have good and solid friends in which they can hang out with.
I would if the level of education the would receive in the local public school is not to the standard I wanted so long as I made sure that they had interaction with their peers on a regular basis such as on a house-level sports team or another community activity. Home schooling does remove a lot of socializing in children, which is not a great idea.
I went through public, private, and religious school systems as a child. My favourite was my first school which was a small community public school out in the middle of nowhere. It wasn't because of the level of education I received, it was because of the level of community in it. All 200 kids knew each other and respected one another. A rare thing nowadays.
Also, make sure you are willing to teach and able to teach your children what they need to know to succeed. And that they want to be home schooled.
Yes... we do homeschool. There are so many reasons why. Academics at the appropriate level for the student, more social oppurtunities, more time to pursue non-academic interests/hobbies, more time to dig in deep to the academic topics that really interest the student. It's work to make a good homeschool setting work well for the student, to prepare them for the world. Often, in the public school setting, there isn't time to dig in deeper to topics of interest, and discipline can take away from academics. People always say homeschool kids don't get enough socialization. Mine get more, and it's better for them, than when they were in the public school system. I know of many schools where the prime time for socialization (lunch) is taken away with silent lunch as a discipline measure. There's minimal time to talk between classes. There's a whole lot more negative socialization going on at the public schools than socialization that promotes postive growth in a child. Since we've spent more time in the public schools than in a homeschool setting, this is based on personal experience and information gleaned from teachers and others I know.