As you can see, there is plenty support for people on this Forum. Of our three, two were never at secondary school and one was, but had only had a year of primary. (We carted them off in a horse-drawn caravan for seven years, so school was not an option!) The oldest had no exams to his name but did a catch up course at Angus College, then followed an HNC in Applied Ecology with an HND and has been gainfully employed ever since. Our daughter who will be 28 this month (Omigod! 28! Can't believe that!!!) still has no paper qualifications but has been working with horses since she was 16 and is much in demand. She has been 3 times to Oz and 3 or 4 times to the US, too. The yougest, who went to school aged 13, picked up all the bad habits within weeks but still managed to survive and has just started 3rd year at Stirling Uni.
I mention all this because the one thing that scared me, at the start, was that we might be damaging the children's life! Back then there was only EO (in a rather better state than the current nasty outfit) and they were not exactly on the doorstep to offer advice. Schoolhouse was not in existence.
It seems funny now, but at the time, the fear was very real.