The Brainy Bunch
The Harding Family's Method to College Ready by Age Twelve
Kip Harding & Mona Lisa Harding
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Two parents share the extraordinary and inspirational story of how they sent six of their ten children to college by the age of twelve—and how any parent can achieve the same amazing success.
If the Harding family can do it, your family can too!
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. 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! No wonder the family is so used to being asked: How did you do it?
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. In a remarkable, down-to-earth narrative that is part captivating memoir, part invaluable guidebook for parents, Kip and Mona Lisa reveal with warmth and humility the strategies behind their family’s amazing educational accomplishments. Filled with daily regimens, advice for providing children with fulfilling experiences that go beyond the home, and tips for making the transition to college, theirs is an inspirational real-life success story that anyone can achieve—whether you homeschool your children or not.
The Brainy Bunch is uplifting and ultimately relatable proof of what any family can accomplish through dedication, love, faith, and hard work.
God's will? Really?
I read a review of this book and was intrigued. Who wouldn't be? I downloaded a sample and decided to read the whole thing. Don't bother. These people are obnoxious and their story isn't worth knowing. They lose me with the "God's will" line. Really? You are telling me that it's God's will that your kids are pushed into college at age 12? Marriage at 19? Is this the same "God's will" that causes miscarriages and infertility for some but babies upon babies for the Hardings? I just wish I could get my money back for ebook. If I bought the paper I'd use it in my bonfire. Don't waste your money on a stupid story about silly people.