Our guests this week are Kip and Mona Lisa Harding, homeschooling parents of 10 and co-authors of the e-book College by Twelve. Kip and Mona Lisa, one of your daughters is one of the youngest physicians in American history, and another is the youngest member of the American Institute of Architects. What did you do to help put your children on the fast track to pursue their passions?
Well, it’s kind of a simple formula, really. You know, sometimes Jesus was too simple for people. And also, when we educate, we start them off with reading, writing, arithmetic, and their Bible, and we just try to find their interest. Whatever their interest is, we really go after that, then make their other education strap on to that. So, it seems kind of simple, but really if someone is interested in what they’re reading, then they’re going to read more and more and be excited about the material. But if you have canned material that a person has to read, it’s not always so fun.
Mona Lisa Harding:
And when those two girls that you mentioned, Rosannah and Serennah, declared that they wanted to study their interests, medicine and architecture, we incorporated that in their high school curriculum. The only difference is we were doing it at a very young age, at 9 and 10.
Well, this is fantastic, and I look forward to hearing more next time. And until then, I’m Mike Smith.