If you’re homeschooling many people will automatically assume you’re not sane to begin with, and they do have a point, so don’t overstress yourself. You do what’s best for your family and that’s just that. You do not need to conform to other people’s expectations of what your life ought to be like. The decision to homeschool, like the decision to stop eating meat pumped with hormones, is a deliberate act of opting out of mainstream society. Don’t expect mainstream society to feel all pleased to be abandoned like that. You’re effectively thumbing your nose at it so it will often reply in kind. That’s why there’s so much hostility to homeschooling, but also real genuine bewilderment.
In 2012, The Interim wrote about how homeschoolers worry about state interference.
In 2013, we wrote about how some families inculcate pro-life values in their homeschooling.