Institutional socialization is very different from homeschool socialization, and that tends to make people curious, and occasionally hostile.
Everyone learns differently, and for those of us who homeschool, it can be helpful to determine some of the ways each of your children processes and retains information.
These are MY children, and their education is far too precious and desperately important to leave it in the hands of anyone else. It is the most important work I could ever do. Has this required financial sacrifices? Yes! It would have been far easier financially to put them on the bus each day and enjoy the extra measure of financial breathing-room that would provide. But what is of greater value to us?