Imagine being the parent of not one child prodigy but three.
It seemed Hayley would forever be known as the child prodigy and crowning jewel of her family.
But Hayley’s achievements also motivated her younger brother, Ian, to pursue a college degree and become an entrepreneur. At the age of 14, Ian is now one year away from graduating with his Bachelor’s degree and is the CEO of his own business.
According to Tarrant County College (TCC), where Hayley received her Associate’s degree, “Both Haley and Ian tested as highly gifted at a young age, and their parents pulled them from public school in order to let them learn at an individualized pace.”
Their father, William Schlitz, told TCC, “Once we got them into a homeschool environment, where we could build and tool their education just for them, they both made rapid advancement.”
Their mission is to bring safer social interactions to children online instead of simply leaving them alone in front of a screen.
“Kidlamity Gaming brings the kids out of their bedrooms and into the community to interact with each other in real life,” Ian says, explaining that these online social interactions are meant to mirror those that children might experience during sports, music, or other after-school activities.
“Parents often are concerned about online safety and knowing who exactly their child is interacting with. Kidlamity ... allows the parents to get to know other parents and creates a community that is based on something their child really enjoys.”
Now, their younger sister, Hana, is already enrolled in college classes at the age of 12. It remains to be seen what Hana will do with her young life, but one thing is sure: If she intends to follow in her siblings’ footsteps, she’s bound to make an impact.