This is the time of year when people think about their plans for Fall. This is also the time of year when some people announce that they will stop homeschooling for one reason or another. I remember times when I was really shocked at the people who would declare they were stopping. Long time friends, committed homeschoolers.
Don’t let what other people do affect your behavior. You know what’s right for your child, and it doesn’t really have anything to do with other people. If homeschooling is working, keep with it. Other who change their school plans won’t change your homeschool. In addition, schooling choices don’t have to affect your children’s friendships.
Now that I’m working with my business, I’m seeing another side of the story. When I was homeschooling, it seemed like each Spring, people I knew would decide to go back to public school. Now I’m seeing the opposite: lots of people pulling kids out of school to begin homeschooling. You don’t see them as much because they aren’t your friends - yet! But it seems to me that there are more people pulling kids out of school (even in high school) than people who are putting their kids BACK into public or private school.
Keep focused on what is right for your family. Don’t feel pressure from the choices of others. You know what is right for your children!