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Volume 117, Program 54
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While some parents like Kip and Mona Lisa Harding send their children to college by age 12, is that a reasonable goal for other homeschoolers? Join host Mike Smith as Kip and Mona Lisa Harding answer this very question on today’s Home School Heartbeat.

Mike Smith:
Kip and Mona Lisa, do you have any tips you can give other parents for their homeschooling? Is it reasonable for other families to expect their children to attend college by age 12?

Kip Harding:
Yes, well, if you’re in a family that’s got a mom and dad there, married, have a home that’s secure, you’ve got an advantage right there. If you’re not, it can still be done. But be the leader in the home to inspire those children. Ask them questions, trying to figure out what it is that they love to do, and then really, really listen to them. If you tailor their education to meet the needs of the individual child, it’s going to work so much better. Keep them involved in reading Proverbs, reading Psalms, and going after wisdom.

Mona Lisa Harding:
Yeah, and about the achieving college by 12, we realized that some people will think that it’s just way too young, and that’s ok, you know, we all have to do what we feel called to do. But there may be many parents out there who are thinking looking at their 14-year-old, and can see, “Wow, this child is accelerated,” and maybe didn’t realize that they have that option to start earlier. So we encourage them to look at [their] child as an individual, and if they seem ready, don’t hold them back.

Well, thank you so much for these thoughts, and I know many of our listeners will be encouraged by what you’ve shared today. And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.

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