Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry may have grown up and found her happily ever after with husband Javi Marroquin, but some of the struggles of being a teenage mother are darn near impossible to shake off. Kail will always have to deal with ex-boyfriend and baby daddy Jo Rivera. With that comes dealing with Jo's sometimes bizarre ideas about how to raise their son, Isaac. And when I say bizarre, I mean, have you heard Jo's latest complaint about Kailyn's parenting?
Here, I'll let Kail tell you what's going down:
@tay_adele90 Did I mention I had to fight Jo to put him in Pre k? No? Ok. Soooo, what's better for Isaac here? He has and always will see— Kail Lowry-Marroquin (@KailLowry) January 22, 2014
Pre-school? He has a problem with PRE-SCHOOL?
Ironically, Jo isn't the first Teen Mom star to put up a fuss about pre-k. Ryan Edwards threw a similar hissy when Maci Bookout put their son Bentley in an early education program. What is with these teen dads and their insistence on holding their kids back?
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In Ryan's case, it seemed he was selfishly trying to keep Bentley out of school so it wouldn't disrupt their custody arrangements, and it seems something similar is happening with Jo if you follow Kail's Twitter feed. Her move to Dover, Delaware because of Javi's Air Force assignment is playing out on Teen Mom 2 this season, and Jo is fervently opposed. With Isaac in a regular pre-school program, it definitely ties him to Dover, and thus makes it harder for Jo to convince a judge he should be spending more time with dad.
Now, I should say it's GOOD to see dads who want to spend time with their kids. We've seen on Teen Mom (and in real life!) that this isn't always the case.
But it's ALSO good for kids to be in pre-school. There is countless research to indicate early education will benefit kids for the rest of their lives. It prepares them for "real" school and the real world both, between the academics and the socialization they get.
I can't help but wonder if this isn't one of the shortcomings of having kids at such a young age. These dads lack the maturity to really focus on what is best for a child over what is best for themselves.
Whose side are you on here? Is there ever a reason to keep a kid out of pre-k?
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