Leo - Your writing reminds me of the works of John Holt. My wife and I started homeschooling in the early '80's and based a lot of what we did on John's works and those of Raymond and Dorothy Moore and later Bill Gothard. Our four kids are now all successful professionals in their own right, and we couldn't be happier with the decision to "unschool" them. To paraphrase Chesterton, it may not be the easiest way to raise children, but it is easier than all the others. Keep on with the program!