We are a Philly family who began homeschooling at age 8 (second grade for our son, third grade for our daughter) shortly after they had started the 2016-17 school year. It was a decision made very quickly, but not hastily, and as their mom and primary teacher I can say it is the best thing I have ever done. My kids are more independent, curious, and vested in their own lives and the control they have over them than I have ever seen them be.
We strive to see that they are independent, empathetic, confident and thoughtful. They know that no one’s family is perfect, and that there are always struggles, but that love is a choice and a commitment, and that they are very loved.