I think homeschooling is what you make it. If I had lived another life, I would have homeschooled my kids K-5. We don't teach phonics anymore in our area, and I think it would have eased learning for them. As it was, I had to work to keep food and shelter for us, and they were doing 2 and 3 hours of work every day after school. I don't know why they were not completing them during school. I'm thankful I don't have to worry about it any more.