Why One Of The OutDaughtered Quints Is Skipping Pre-K


Even the biggest fans of TLC’s OutDaughtered
probably have trouble telling the quints apart. Riley, Ava, Olivia, Hazel, and Parker are
adorable, to be sure, but they also look an awful lot alike. They are, of course, unique individuals, and
their parents, Danielle and Adam Busby, have reminded us time and again that they all have
their own personalities. That’s why it shouldn’t come as too much of
a surprise that one of the quints is skipping a grade and starting kindergarten early. The Busbys posted a picture of the quints
with their big sister, Blayke, on Instagram on August 19th, 2019, showing the quints,
all wearing matching dresses, headed to their first day of school. The caption reads, “First day of school! Blayke 3rd grade. Riley kindergarten. Ava, Olivia, Hazel, and Parker upper rotation
Pre-K. Let your light shine bright girls!” Danielle previously revealed that Riley in
particular has a big personality and is always getting into trouble. “Though Riley is usually the naughty one,
she really does have a sweet, cuddly side to her. She wants to do good, but her personality
just kind of gets in the way.” The Busbys have had an inkling for some time
now that Riley is gifted, and her parents have commented on her intelligence before. During the Season 4 premiere, the Busbys talked
about Riley. Adam said, “The whole house revolves around Riley. She thinks everything is about her and she
will not back down. It is Riley’s world. She’s bossy, she is the toughest, she will
pick a fight, and she will win it. And she throws the worst tantrums. She’ll get what she wants.” In spite of all of this, Danielle reminded
viewers that Riley is “so cute and really smart,” an assessment that her husband quickly
agreed with, saying, quote, “I think she’s smarter than all of us.” In a blog post on the family’s website, It’s
a Buzz World, the Busbys revealed that Riley is already a deep thinker at just 4 years
old. Danielle wrote in the blog post, titled “13
Things About Riley Paige,” “It was fun having Riley answer these questions
because she had to ‘really think’ about what the answer was and what she actually wanted
to tell me. For instance, check out the favorite food,
lol! She wanted to give the ‘right’ answer instead
of what she really likes.” Riley gave her favorite food as “broccoli
and ranch/vegetables” which, according to her mom, is “the ‘Sunday school’ answer” as
Riley “won’t eat veggies for anything.” In June, we saw the quints take a preschool
test on OutDaughtered. The average score on the test is a 40. Riley scored much higher than average, earning
an “unusual” 84 on the exam. After hearing the results, Danielle was concerned. “I don’t know if I can handle a smart kid!” And Adam wondered if Riley would pull focus
off the rest of the clan… “It’s pretty awesome to hear how advanced
Riley is, but we do have five other girls at home. How do we keep her stimulated?” Danielle also wondered if Riley’s need for
a challenge might explain some of her wild behavior at home, saying, “I’m starting to wonder if she’s bored, and
if that’s why she always acts up.” The owner of the preschool, who revealed the
quints’ testing results to the Busbys, discussed putting Riley in an advanced placement class,
but it appears that they opted to have her skip a grade instead. Splitting up the siblings might seem mean,
but it looks like Riley is ready for more of a challenge and her parents don’t want
to hold her back. Of course the critics came out in force upon
learning of the decision, and Adam responded to them in the comments of the back-to-school
Instagram photo, writing, “It was a learning experience for us and it’s
been positive since we chose to separate them. There ain’t a manual for raising quints…We
are making the best decision that we can with the information and intuition that we have
as their parents.” Good luck in kindergarten, Ms. Riley! Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more List videos about your favorite
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