I have been conducting interviews with parents as part of my study (see here, here and here) and a trend is emerging in the interviews about the choice. Participants are saying that, in their opinion, not everyone can homeschool because of the commitment of time, the constant unwavering interaction with the children and the lack of personal space that can come with homeschool. However, they do it because they passionately believe it is in the best interests of their children. Their reasons for homeschooling, among both groups of respondents that is religious and non-religious homeschool families, seems to come from a sense of attachment to their children and a passionate belief that their family is better off because of the decision to homeschool.
I am left wondering, can everyone homeschool? I ask because some bloggers suggest that it’s a ruse to say that not everyone can homeschool.