I am currently home schoolong my two children and finishing my BSN this year. I would have to say that the cons are them not having much interaction with other kids, not getting out of the house as often,and becoming sedentary(especially in the winter months). The pros are making your own schedules,not having to get up as early,spending more time with them(sometimes too much), and giving them a better education then the public schools. My children were in a private christian school before, so there was really no red tape. I just ordered the material and took them out. Very easy to do! My children are 11 & 15, so I have basically trained them to get up and do their school work on their own, even when I am not here. I am using the abeka program, which is very good, and you can get the tapes or DVD's for them to watch and learn from. It was not an easy task in the beginning, but has become much easier over time. I correct all of their work, send it in to the program for a graded report card, and help them with any questions they may have about the work. In order to do this you must be very structured and good with time management. My children each have a seperate section in the house, with a TV, DVD player, and their books. I have to say that home schooling this year was easy for me and helped me to be able to make early classes and clinicals, without having to worry about getting them to school or picking them up. However, study time is a different story! Sometimes I get up at 3 or 4 am, just to study for an exam, or stay up very late the night before. That has helped me to keep my grades between the 80's to 90's. Because you have younger children, I think it may be a little more difficult for you. However, if your children are not in a private school, then it is much better than the public system, and I would say go for it! If you don't like it, you can always return them back to school. This year has been good, but my children will be returning back to a christian school next year. If you need more info, go to www.abekaacademy.org
, it is one of the best home schooling programs out there! If you have anymore questions, I would be happy to answer them the best that I can.