The Brainy Bunch Book

Mona Lisa and Kip Harding are just your average high school sweethearts with ten children. Except seven of those ten children all went to college by the age of twelve (so far!), and the youngest three are well on their way to joining them.

The three oldest have gone on to become an engineer by 22, an architect with her own practice, and one of the youngest doctors in the Navy. The boys are currently studying to become a computer scientist, a musician/composer, and a scholar of the Middle Ages (who has the highest average in his college classes). The next one now in college (age 11) is already considering the field of law!

Their most oft-asked question is “How did you do it?” This practical, positive book reveals the many parenting strategies that Mona Lisa and Kip use – how they make family decisions, socialize their kids, provide experiences that go beyond the home, and, of course, how they educate all their children. Including tips, daily regimens, practice lessons, a reading list, and more, The Brainy Bunch offers their distinctive yet simple method on how other parents can also achieve success.

Mona Lisa and Kip’s story is an uplifting, extraordinary, and ultimately relatable one that any parent can achieve.

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“Never judgmental and not without humor, the [Hardings] intersperse their story with strategies and advice…this fascinating read transcends the Christian homeschool market. Written in an engaging and relaxed style, the book tells how all 12 Hardings have accomplished much, and their account is inspirational and uplifting.”

- Library Journal

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