Thursday, May 22, 2014
Review: The Brainy Bunch: The Harding Family's Method to College Ready by Age Twelve by:K. Harding/M. Harding
About the Book:
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.
About the Authors:
Kitchener (Kip) Harding and Mona Lisa Montoya were high school sweethearts in San Jose, California. Kip asked Mona Lisa to the prom and proposed a few weeks later. After four kids, they decided to turn to homeschooling, and their success paved the way for their children to start college by the age of twelve and go on to great careers in medicine, engineering, architecture, and more. They have been interviewed on CNN, the Today show, and Fox and Friends; featured in The Daily Mail; and covered in several prominent magazines. They live in Montgomery, Alabama, with their ten children.
Being a homeschool mom myself, I understand the struggles of schooling your children only to face defeat when you graduate them and find out that all the best curriculum&studying in the world, will still not work to get them into a four year college, especially if they are under the age specified by the school. I decided to purchase this book because I just recently graduated my 16 yr old and we are having problems getting her into a school because of her age. We, just like the authors live in Alabama, and I believe kids here, are rather limited in what they are allowed to do and not do.
The Brainy Bunch: The Harding Family's Method to College Ready by Age Twelve, addresses the limitations you may have trying to get your child into college. It is what one family did to advance their children probably faster than they would of been had that not upped the ante. The suggestions used by the family, I had already knew about, so it wasn't really anything new. But I did find out how they were able to bypass alot of situations that I myself have been in with my own graduate. This book is a good guide for those just beginning the journey of high school with their child. It also gives you different ideas on how to advance your child to that next level and the method this family used.
**Disclosure** This book was purchased by the writer/contributor of this blog for my own personal use.