Hi, I home schooled my son from age 13. My daughter is 12 now and I am feeling the same urge. I personally find mainstream education acceptable during the earlier years, but struggle with it as the child gets older. I just find myself feeling that so much of my child's time is taken up learning certain stuff, when there is other stuff I would prefer them to learn. The further into the education system they get, the worse it gets in my opinion. Much of what is taught has no relevance to my child's life, or is taught in a way which does not encourage the identifying of a connection, if there is one. Home ed is a big commitment though and I have not been well lately, so would have been unable to put in the full effort required to do it justice. My daughter is not unhappy at school. She has lots of friends and is an enthusiastic learner, but she would prefer to be educated at home for the remainder of her education if possible. I still have all the stuff I did with my son in a box in the attic!