My Husband and I have been thinking about homeschooling for a few years now and we only have til this August to make up our mined. We also have a 13 year old that we have been thinking about to and she is not happy because she wants to be with her friends. what to do.
There are so many social opportunities besides a brick and mortar school. The "socializing" that happens in a school is not true socialization that happens in the real world. She can certainly see her ps friends on the weekends.
I pulled my daughter out after third grade. She sees some of her friends from public school, but not many. I am still trying after 3 yrs to get her to join some of the co-ops that are offered. We have band, choir, and robotics just to name a few. Those are offered in the homeschool group that we are members of. The kids have dances, go skating, bowling. This past year I was in charge of Mother/Daughter Christmas Banquet. The adjustment was a little hard for me, too, I was PTA President for two years and had even gotten Parent of the Year. Another plus.....less drama!