If there’s one thing that I absolutely stress out about, it’s my children’s daily homework and their school tests. I know that they are still young and we still have a lot ahead of us in the coming years, but believe it or not, I already feel pretty overwhelmed. But don’t get me wrong, as I’m not complaining. Homework and tests are incredibly important but as any parent will tell you, if you want your kids to get it right, they definitely have to learn how to put in the work and study.
Yet, according to one report, celebrity parents Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie apparently have an anti-homework and testing policy with their six children. Apparently, they allow their children to choose what they want to learn, when they want to learn it. Here’s a little more:
“Brad and Angie are very unconventional parents, to say the least,” one nanny said. “It’s like they’re living in a hippie commune most of the time, because Angie doesn’t believe in rules. She thinks it’s important for their children to have freedom of expression, but that doesn’t always work out well,” the tipster said. Perhaps the most clear-cut example of Angelina’s “anything goes” parenting style is the fact that the children don’t go to traditional school.
Angelina refuses to impose any structure on their studies, according to one of the nannies. “She lets the kids learn what they want and ignore the stuff that doesn’t interest them,” dished the source. “And they don’t take tests or do homework.” Adds a nanny, “Let’s face it, none of those kids will ever be going after low-level jobs, so it’s not like they need a formal education the way other kids would.”
Honestly, I can’t say that I agree because I believe that children strive the best when given structure. Same goes with adults. And while there’s no doubt that there are many schools that go way overboard on the homework and testing, I think finding a happy medium would be the best solution for our kids. You can’t go without any studying and too much can lead to burnout.
What do you think Hot Moms? How much homework do your children have every night?