Teen Mom star Maci Bookout shared a shocking video on Keek this week. Her son, Bentley Edwards, is doing his homework.
Hold. The. Phone.
When did this happen?! When did Bentley hit homework age? He can't possibly be old enough for that, right?
Wellllll, turns out Bentley is almost 5 -- his birthday is in October -- and now that he's in pre-k, he's coming home with worksheets to do with Mama (while eating an after-school snack, natch). Check out the video:
Maci tagged the video "since when did pre-k give homework," and she took the words right out of my mouth. I was wondering the same thing. All he's doing is tracing his name, but still, it's homework. In PRE-K!
I thought homework in kindergarten was bad enough -- although to my daughter's teacher's credit, she didn't start sending the kids home with worksheets until after the winter break. She let them get used to simply being in school before adding on another level of work.
Apparently Bentley's school doesn't work that way. Maci told The Stir in an exclusive interview last week that her little guy just started school.
So it's out of the frying pan and into the fire, huh? Poor little guy!
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I'm not a huge fan of homework in general; kids have so little down-time anymore that I'd prefer my daughter be able to come home after school and run around the backyard to get her energy out rather than having to toil over some worksheets in our dining room. A number of parents (and scientists too) have pondered whether the increase in homework hasn't caused an uptick in childhood obesity -- because kids don't have time to exercise. Others say their kids seem to get in more trouble -- because they just don't have TIME to work out their energy.
That seems especially necessary for the youngest kids -- kids who are in pre-k and kindergarten. At least the older kids (kids like my soon-to-be third grader ... gulp) have gotten used to sitting all day long. The little guys are still adjusting!
They need their down-time darnit!
Poor Bentley should be out riding his dirt bike after school, not tracing his name.
But I guess this is growing up ...
Are you shocked that Bentley is doing HOMEWORK? Where did the time go?
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