This is Michael, my oldest. He is 18 and our first homeschool graduate. He is attending college on a Presidential Scholarship (full tuition/fees and $500 book allowance per semester). He is a perfectionist and avid speed reader. He is loyal and true and loves the Lord. I absolutely adore this boy. Michael was the initial reason we began homeschooling. As a child with Asperger's Syndrome, public school was very difficult on him in all aspects except academically. My husband and I knew two years before hand, that we would be homeschooling him instead of sending him to middle school. Within just a couple of months of homeschooling, many of Michael's "odd behaviors" went away, as did the every day tears brought on by public school. He has been homeschooled from 6th grade on. He has THRIVED through homeschooling! He has taught me to see with new eyes, to teach the individual taking into consideration God-given talents, strengths and weaknesses.