This family has been circulating the internet again, and there are some nay-sayers.
I wanted to share my review of their book!
Their book is worth reading!! Excellent information and very simple steps for getting into a career early.
They don’t push their kids toward the awful brainwashing schools. They get them into tech schools, trade schools, and community colleges—taking only what’s needed to get that degree.
I absolutely loved their book The Brainy Bunch and recommend it.
It’s very Christian, but the educational concepts and mindsets are spot on.
What they found was that kids could get through school with way more energy and focus if:
1) they didn’t push for an A or A+ but instead on “the minimum required to move forward.” How much anxiety do kids and adults have because they try for perfection? How many of us get stuck and never move forward because we don’t think we’re good enough?
2) they can follow their passions at their own pace. Our 2e kids show us daily that they CAN think and focus and build and create—on THEIR terms. The Harding family figured out a formula for tapping into THAT passion and letting it fuel ALL of their education.
Don’t be a hater until you’ve read their book. It is absolutely brilliant and accessible to all. Especially to those who have been forgotten, neglected or mistreated by typical education systems.
They followed a very specific math curriculum and method to prepare the kids for the ACT or SAT.
If they did no school one day, they would at least do the math for the day.
All of the kids have been tested for intelligence, and they are all average.
I took their book and some other concepts and started building the Win Room School House, which very much is possible on a mass scale.
Kids need to be allowed to dream and fly. They are way more ready than the current education system allows.
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