We did consider home schooling as I was home schooled myself, by a Jesuit who lived in our home for 12 years until I was sent off to a Catholic school in England (*). In the end we did not home school our daughter, for three reasons:
1. The Jesuits Provincial could not spare a priest to come and live-in to our home to educate our daughter and, as I mentioned, my wife is Orthodox.
2. Three, very conservative, early-age behaviouralists and child psychologists recommended us against home schooling, as peers socialization is paramount in character development.
3. We found an Opus Dei school that (we though) would impart correct Catholic catechism. Remember that I begun my re-version only very recently and I did not even suspect that there was a crisis in our Church, let alone understand it.
(*) there I met a few times Monsignor Cherles-Roux (England Provincial of my school Order). During one such meeting, my father informed him that my grandfather had guarded the 1958 conclave and I remember comments about the conclave's great "mess"... so Mons. Charles-Roux told us hat he too had been involved (I do not remember in what capacity) in the 1958 conclave and he too affirmed of great confusion. He even added that Card. Siri had been elevated to Pontiff with the name of Gregory XIII. I was too young to understand all this and I only awoke to Catholicism recently.
So am I. But I feel terribly inadequate and this is why I seek catechism, not only for my daughter, but for myself too. Hence my OP in this thread.
Thank you, Tommaso, for answering my question related to homeschooling your daughter, supplying the reasons for deciding against it, though you gave it consideration.
I know that homeschooling is, or was in 2011, practically unheard of in Italy, though it did exist. It is increasing and you can find some articles on the web.
When we speak of homeschooling we mean education of the child/ren by the parents in the home/family setting. There are many of us here on CathInfo who do this - for various reasons - but I think the most common reason is so that our children can have a truly Catholic education which is not otherwise available to them. My husband and I homeschooled our children, simply because we believed that they would have a better education, without all the ugliness that was already abounding in the 1980's and 1990's. With God's help we, and they, were very successful.
About your first reason, I wonder that you would believe you need a Jesuit priest to come and live-in to your home to educate your daughter. I am sure that you and your wife would have enough skill and knowledge to do it yourselves; your Orthodox wife would be able to teach her everything except religion and possibly history (when your daughter is older).
About the second, I suggest you completely disregard "Three, very conservative, early-age behaviouralists". Indeed "peers socialization" is far from paramount in character development. Actually it could exactly the reverse. In fact homeschooled children tend to be the better socialised, spontaneous and at ease with people across a broad range of ages.
Sooner or later, many Catholic parents, and many others as well, come to the conclusion that they have no option but to homeschool. By the way there are quite a few threads here on CathInfo on homeschooling.
My children loved it and are now starting to homeschool our grandchildren who, God willing, will all be homeschooled.
HSLDA | Home Schooling - Italyhttps://hslda.org/content/hs/international/Italy/default.asp
Traditional Catholic Homeschooling | Traditional Catholic Priesthttp://www.traditionalcatholicpriest.com/2015/08/19/traditional-catholic-homeschooling/