As an adult who was homeschooled all through childhood (my first intro. to the system was college) I can say that many of these ladies are very correct. I guess that most of my "peers" would consider me weird.
I have never felt the peer pressure to conform. I never cared about the things most school kids do. The clothes, having the latest things, trying things just cause all the other kids did. I still don't care about these things today.
I also have nothing in common with your usual 26 year-old who did go to school I guess. All of my friends are at least 5 years older cause they are simply the ones that I can relate to. Is that a bad thing? Not in my book.
As far as being introverted...well, I am. That is my personality. I'm also very self-conscious which I really can't explain since I never got teased or picked on and that has sometimes been a problem. I think that maybe I have learned to handle it better though since I never had to deal with it as a child. I was never "scarred".
I worry about that with my daughter being in school. She is very much like me and I worry that she will conform if she gets teased. I just believe that I will have to make sure that I help her in every way that I can. While teaching her how to deal with it and that it doesn't really matter at the end of the day.
I tried pulling my kids out and homeschooling them cause I really do consider that the best, but was not able to do it. I'm completely open to trying again someday though. I'm on here now looking for ideas for them for the summer and on into the school year.
I at least need to add to the school.