What if our children could develop true, valuable, marketable talent even before they leave our homes — so when they are on their own, the most important learning is over and they are well on their way to becoming passionate and successful experts in their fields?
Jonathan Harris is committed to helping his children do just that. And today he's stopping by to share tips and resources with us so we can help our children do the same.
In today's podcast, meet Jonathan and his family, including his Jonathan Jr. who he has already helped find a very interesting career in aerial filmography.
Also in today's episode… the tip of the week!
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Tip of the Week
The neti pot, which helped me turn a 180 in healing from a recent cold. Do you use a neti pot or other nasal irrigation tool?
About Jonathan Harris
My name is Jonathan Harris and I am the author of the “10K to Talent” website.
As a homeschooling father with eight children in the home (my oldest child just turned 17 years old), I began to earnestly look for ways to make the standard educational time more productive and worthwhile. My fear was that we were going to spend so much time perfecting educational details and still wind up getting to where we really didn't want to be. Instead I wanted to be able to give my children an inspiration to develop early in their life a focus and a drive to cultivating something that they would eventually be very, very good at, and maybe even something that they could use to provide for themselves with a generous living.
As a result, I started experimenting with dovetailing our standard study times as a means to push my children into a deeper understanding around one chosen topic of their interest. Then I tried other ideas that were equally as successful. Because of these home-grown experimentations in education, I am discovering some great techniques and ideas along the way that I want to share with other homeschooling parents. I am doing all of this so I can guide my children into a life-long passion early enough so they can avoid wandering aimlessly in their early twenties through unfocused college degrees or low-paying market skills. Passion, focus, discipline, creativity, productivity: Why not get all those good things for our children before the age of 18?
- Connect with the Best in Your Generation
- Example of 10,000 Hours in Practice
- Does Your Child Have a Tag Line for his Talent?
- Same Experience Repeated Over and Over is Not Talent
- Redding Drone by Jonathan Harris Jr. (17 years old)
- Scarabcoder Learns to Program by Nicholas Harris (13 years old)
- Blades of Belaq by Caleb Harris (15 years old)
- KYF #009: Nourishing Skin Care with Renee from hardlotion.com
- 10K to Talent Jonathan (Sr.) website
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