My wife and I have 6 children I am in the army and deployed to the middle east off and on since 2006. We home school and have been doing it for 16 years. Yes there are times that we question the sanity of our decision but we have found others that home school and programs that help. Yes Boy scouts and Girl scouts and community sports and activities. They are not lacking in social skills or interaction at all.My oldest 3 Children hunt 16-14-12 and all of them even the 6 year old can help clean a chicken, pig or deer. They help with the garden, they help do repairs on the house. All of them help clean the rifles and pistols, Sharpen knives and can build a fire. They have been to MountRushmoor, Dinosaur dig, Yellowstone, Science museums, Zoos and many other activities.
Both of our parents questioned our choice and they have accepted it even if it is still difficult for them. They except MY HOUSE MY RULES. Worked for them, works for us.