You and your wife are indeed making the right decision and for the right reasons based on your comment. However, as a homeschooling parent, you need to adjust your attitude. Make no mistake, homeschooling is not easy and at the age of your children, the difficulty of homeschooling will be your burden not theirs. You need to be positive from the start or your homeschooling endeavor will wear thin quickly. Although difficult, challenging, lots of work and sacrifice, the eventual rewards you WILL receive, make it all worth it. In fact, the more you come to notice the benefits, the harder you will work. Pride does that to parents and you will eventually be very proud. Keep it fun, work in all rooms in the house, outside, at a park, in the library. Learning is fun at and at age 7, the sponge brain will absorb everything you teach. Do not ever worry about "socialization". You already have three kids, the best friends they could already ask for. Keep them busy, they will be fine. You are teaching them to be leaders not followers. The reason why you hear stories about homeschoolers being socially inept if they enter public school later is because they've been taught to be a Lion and their entering a pack of hyenas. BE POSITIVE. Good luck to you, your wife and three wonderful children.