Kip and Mona Lisa, homeschooling has many, many benefits, but what do you find is the most important thing about it that inspires you and your family?
Mona Lisa Harding:
We’re just so thankful that we could have a close-knit family. That’s kind of why we started. We wanted our kids to be at home with us. We felt like that burden for educating children was ours, we felt like God gave us these kids, and our kids even went to a small private Christian school. Our oldest went through the third grade. And so she was getting a Christian worldview, but I still felt like it was wrong that she was separated from her little sisters. And so when we brought them home, we just knew that it felt right for the family to be together. That was more normal. We just feel like that is what we’re called to do as Christian parents; we feel so strongly about that. And then of course, in that process, we didn’t plan it, but we were able to accelerate them because we were allowing them to study according to their interests, and so they naturally accelerated through because they were just so highly motivated, and so I don’t think that you can get that in a traditional setting. And, as a mom, I think that I love my kids more than any other teacher can, and I know them better, so I know their strengths and weaknesses, and we can work on those. And I think it’s only through homeschooling that you can get those great results.
Kip and Mona Lisa, thank you so much for joining us this week. It has been such a pleasure to have you on the program. And until next time, I’m Mike Smith.