Please keep in mind that this is just from my point of view of interacting with my own friends whom were home schooled. Now I know all about the benefits of home schooling, and I support any parent who wishes to go this route. With that said, almost all the people I've met that were home schooled have a lot of social issues. They are almost all very shy, and don't interact well with others outside their family. With the exception of my one friend, they are all very smart (sorry buddy) and usually very creative, but have very few friends. Personally, I think it's the lack of socializing that you get from public/private school that a person's social skills are developed. Any thoughts?