Hi, I am Kathy, mom of 3 awesome children ages 14, 7, and 3. I homeschooled my oldes for 2nd and half of 3rd grade, and now I am homeschooling my 1st grader and don't see me ever going back. I regret not working out the kinks that motivated me to put my oldest back in public school. We live & learn. I get great strength from the support of my hubby and most of my friends, but face great criticism from my family. I am tired of other people telling me what's best for my child when my instincts, or promptings I receive tell me otherwise. I'm done with it. I have learned a ton of information about how my kids tick and how to honor them as people from my new favorite book, The Child Whisperer by Carol Tuttle. IT's only $17 on Amazon and seriously it is the parenting manual we all joke about that we wish our children came with. It even helps me understand my husband a lot better. Thanks for having this group for us to support and encourage each other. Have a Happy day!