My daughter will turn two next month so I know this is a little early to think about. But I really want to homeschool my daughter using a Waldorf approach. I really think she would thrive with this method. If we end up sending her to school though whether it be for Kindergarten or down the road in fourth grade or something, I don't want her to bebehind which is why I am trying to figure things out early. There are lots of things that concern me about sending her to school which is why I think homeschooling would be a better fit (9-4 seems too long of a day, the kids have no time to be kids, one of the worst rated schools in the district).. But I have concerns there as well. I am very introverted and I am finding that my daughter is very shy and typically uncomfortable in social situations. We go to a Kindermusik class and story time each week, and she is mostly comfortable at Kindermusik, but not at story time because it's much more chaotic and the people are always changing. I worry that by keeping her at home, I will make her shyness worse. We have had lots of fertility issues so she will be our only child. That concerns me too. I know I can get her involved with groups and classes, but I don't want her to feel like she doesn't truly belong anywhere if that makes sense. At the same time though, I worry that by putting her in school, that she will just go with the crowd and not be the strong individual I want her to be. I don't want her to get lost in the shuffle because she is so shy. But I don't want to hinder her by keeping her at home and possibly increasing the shyness...I know I must sound a little crazy. Do any of you have opinions or advice? Similar situations? Experience transitioning from Waldorf to public schools? I guess I am just looking for any info or reassurance to help guide me. Thanks!