Many of you probably read Higher Up and Further In but in case you do not know this site I would like to direct you to her most recent post.
To spark your interest I offer the first paragraph. Really this is what homeschooling is all about to me. Thanks Linda. I will be keeping this post close in my heart for a long time.
"There are two words that are the very legs upon which our homeschool stands. I borrowed them from Miss Mason. (Are you surprised?) They are HABITS and IDEAS. If a child has not learned good habits, he won't have the will power to do the digging needed to acquire knowledge from books. So the instillation of good habits is foundational. Likewise, if a child is fed with a steady diet of facts rather than IDEAS, his interest will die and school will become drudgery for all involved."