What made you decide to do THAT? (Translation: Are you crazy?)
Nope, not crazy. We had a whole lot of reasons for doing it, so there was no one deciding factor. I have a gifted daughter, who needs special attention and a constant stream of information. She wouldn’t get that in your standard Kindergarten class, especially since she did Kindergarten/1st grade at 3. What on earth do you do at 5 and 6? I had a son who scored “post high school” in reading, comprehension, and several other areas, but was below grade level in math. If I am paying for school – that is unacceptable (he could be behind for free). My middle son is interested in business and cars. That’s it. He wants to know how a combustion engine works… at 7… I doubt he will get the information he wants and needs in a regular first grade classroom.
As parents, I feel that it is our job to give our kids the best we can give them. I felt like homeschooling was the best I could give.