The Brainy Bunch - Kip Harding & Mona Lisa Harding

The Brainy Bunch

By Kip Harding & Mona Lisa Harding

  • Release Date: 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Parenting
Score: 4
From 30 Ratings


“A straightforward, practical guide that takes an anyone-can-do-this approach” (Kirkus Reviews), The Brainy Bunch outlines the Harding family’s well-rounded method for producing college-ready kids by age twelve.

Having six out of ten kids go to college is no small feat on its own, but having six kids in college before their teens—that’s nothing short of incredible. “Never judgmental and not without humor,” this “fascinating read” (Library Journal) is Kip and Mona Lisa Harding’s story of producing exactly those extraordinary results. Kip and Mona Lisa are parents to an engineer (who earned her BS in mathematics at seventeen), an architect (who became the youngest member of the American Institute of Architects), a Navy physician (who earned her biology degree at seventeen), an entrepreneur (who earned an MS in computer science at seventeen), a sixteen-year-old college senior studying music theory and performance, a thirteen-year-old Middle Ages scholar with the highest average in his college class, and four others who are following fast in their siblings’ footsteps! No wonder the family is so used to being asked: How did you do it?

In an “impressive” (Publishers Weekly), down-to-earth narrative, Kip and Mona Lisa reveal with warmth and humility the strategies behind their family’s amazing educational accomplishments. Filled with daily regimens, advice for providing children with fulfilling experiences that go beyond the home, and tips for making the transition to college, theirs is an inspirational real-life success story that anyone can achieve—whether you homeschool your children or not.

Featured on the Today show and FOX, The Brainy Bunch is uplifting and ultimately relatable proof of what any family can accomplish through dedication, love, faith, and hard work.


  • God's will? Really?

    By ratg63
    I read a review of this book and was intrigued. Who wouldn't be? I downloaded a sample and decided to read the whole thing. Don't bother. These people are obnoxious and their story isn't worth knowing. They lose me with the "God's will" line. Really? You are telling me that it's God's will that your kids are pushed into college at age 12? Marriage at 19? Is this the same "God's will" that causes miscarriages and infertility for some but babies upon babies for the Hardings? I just wish I could get my money back for ebook. If I bought the paper I'd use it in my bonfire. Don't waste your money on a stupid story about silly people.