There are quite a few reasons that are great. Here are some of the perks and reasons:
1. To give your kids a more individualized education
2. To incorporate character/beliefs into the curric.
3. The lifestyle (which I will talk about later)
4. Cost vs. private school
These are great reasons why we still homschool. But these reasons had nothing to do with why we started.
John David and I both loved school growing up. We were looking for a private school and planned to stay very involved in the kid's education.
Short version of the story: Diagnosis from Autism, to sensory issues to Asperger's.
Going to a classroom is like going to restaurant where the music it too loud. You can talk across the table for a while - but eventually it becomes too much work to try ignore or talk over the music. It wears you out to try and listen that hard for that long. Do you ever just need quiet? You need it to recharge. It works like a nap does.
David just needs more of it.
If you met him today - you wouldn't know about all this. No more therapy. No more school environment. We do go to a big church and he takes classes from time to time. So it isn't like he never experiences that.
I am in control of it now, though. He is very talented and well adjusted. Very creative and articulate.
So that is why we started. We never found a school, public or private, that offered what we thought he needed. Alex went to school a few months and then wanted to come home and do school with his brother. We will start 2nd and 1st grades this year. It will be year 3 of homeschool for us.