Wednesday WoW: The Brainy Bunch

Having six out of ten kids go to college is no small feat on its own, but having six kids in college by the age of twelve— that’s nothing short of incredible.

The Hardings are the first to say they’re not geniuses. Nor do they run a strict, high-pressure household. Instead, they find out early what really motivates their children, instill their kids with dreams, and allow those dreams to blossom.

I gotta kick things in high gear!

I gotta kick things in high gear!

 

Meet Kip and Mona Lisa Harding, high school sweethearts whose simple homeschooling method produced exactly those extraordinary results.

Kip and Mona Lisa are parents to an engineer (who earned her BS in mathematics at 17), an architect (who finished her five-year program at 18 and became the youngest member of the American Institute of Architects), a Navy physician (who earned her biology degree at 17), an entrepreneur (who earned a BA in English at 15 and an MS in computer science at 17), a 15-year-old college senior studying music theory and performance, a 12-year-old Middle Ages scholar with the highest average in his college class, and four others who are following fast in their siblings’ footsteps! 

Mrs. Harding and I talked about her views on college choice and expense, the importance of flexibility in learning, what drives and motivates them and their family dynamic.  Mona Lisa also offers some practical advice, encouragement and relief for other home ed parents looking for balance.  I am so pleased to have met and connected with Mrs. Harding and hope to reconnect again in the future! As for my crew of 8. I am not expecting to get those results but I do hope to produce happy, well rounded, self sufficient ,children. What I didn’t find out is who pays for college and what tools does she use. I do know that Mona Lisa is a penny pincher by nature, I  feel confident to suggest that they don’t spend a whole lot.  (my type of girl)  Mona Lisa is wise to go a step further and profit from her hard work. She and her husband offer an eBook, speaking sessions, and even private tutoring sessions. What a smart way to bring in income. well i gotta go now and get our home school day flowing. Keep well!

Matching is for Amen

Your comments and questions are always welcomed. Thanks for reading.

Can’t wait to review the book for you all!

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