Harding, who graduated Friday, first walked on to the Faulkner campus at age 11, having been homeschooled on an accelerated plan that allowed him to pursue his passions early in life. His parents, Kip and Mona Lisa Harding, set out the same plan for all 10 of their children.
"For us, it's more a belief that it can be done," Kip Harding said. "If you see someone flying in an airplane, then you know it can fly. People don't think kids can learn at a young age. But they can. I just see education in the information age instead of an industrial age where kids need to be segregated by age groups. Then, motivate them with their own interests.
"Ask a kid what he wants to be when he grows up, and believe them."...
You might ask why would I compliment SA, for using an article from the Christian Science Monitor, because it respected for working at actually being a good newspaper. They try to be accurate. When I was formulating this message, I can recommend many of the articles, on right side of the page, something I can't even do with the BBC
But remember the religion that started this newspaper is a cult, You can get some understanding about them by reading, Christian Science.
Now, I have to say this family was blessed with good genes in the smarts department--they don't match the typical bell curve distribution of smarts. (I have pointed out that children on either tail of the bell curve can benefit the most from home schooling ) The article is wrong about public universities about mature students (except for Engineering students ) The Lord of the Flies is a more apt description of public universities (also Harvard?) So, if these people were Christian Sci. types they and their children are still lost, but they do set an example for some of the benefits of homeschooling. Encouraging and supporting Christian families who educate their children at home.