I have 4 kids, aged 14, 12, 9 and 2. We are becoming a homeschooling family one kid at a time. My oldest as always, will be the guinnea pig LOL! The traditional setting just isn't working anymore. I feel some of the issues stem from the way the education system works now with the standardized testing becoming the focus and the pressures on teachers (God bless them) don't have a choice. The learning process has definitely suffered. Anyhow, other personal issues and hurdles have also come into play. My oldest has been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and I have another that will be getting evaluated. In the way schools work my children aren't being nurtured or encourage they are being chastized and stifled. I despise that. I could rattle on and on, but I am feeling more and more confident the more I read and find about homeschooling.