‘OutDaughtered’: Adam and Danielle Busby Have to Make Another Major Decision for Their Daughter, Riley
TLC fans are excited that OutDaughtered is back on the air, as we’re all excited to see more of Adam and Danielle Busby and their six daughters. The couple first attained fame for having the only set of all-female quintuplets in the U.S. They also have their older daughter, Blayke, which gives them six daughters to care for. And while Adam and Danielle certainly go through their ups and downs, there’s no doubt they do the best they can to make sure their kids are cared for.
Riley Busby, one of the quintuplets, has been making headlines lately. She’s already moved up to kindergarten while the other quints are in pre-K, and that’s not the last major decision Adam and Danielle have to make for her.
Riley Busby is reportedly doing excellently in her new class
The quints are growing up fast, and Adam and Danielle have to start making decisions for each of them individually rather than grouping them together now that they’re 4 years old. And because Riley scored so highly on her intelligence evaluation given by her preschool, it was recommended she move straight up to kindergarten while her sisters went to pre-K. The jump was major news for Adam and Danielle, but they decided to go for it. And so far, it looks like Riley’s thriving.
A recent TLC clip shows Riley in her kindergarten class, and she remarks, “It was scary to go to a new class. And my sisters aren’t in the class.” Even though she may have been nervous, the teacher told the preschool owner Randi that the child is doing excellently and is right in line with the rest of the students.
She’s had some behavioral issues in the past
Riley may be thriving in her new classroom, but we can’t forget that Adam and Danielle often remark on the trouble she gets into. When Riley’s test scores were first shared with Adam and Danielle, Danielle even noted that she thinks Riley acts out because she’s not as stimulated at home as the other quints. “I’m starting to wonder if she’s bored and if that’s why she always acts up,” Danielle tells the cameras.
We also can’t forget that we’ve seen Riley act out on past seasons of OutDaughtered. Back in 2017, Riley seemed to purposely spill milk all over the floor, and Danielle made some comments about the quint’s behavior. “The girls are at that age where they’re really testing boundaries, so we’ve started doing time-out for when they’re bad. … 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 frustrated mom said.
Adam and Danielle must decide if they’re going to allow her to skip nap time
It seems we may see Riley’s mischievous side once again, as Adam and Danielle are faced with yet another decision for the child. In this clip from the show, the parents are talking to the owner of the school, Randi, about the possibility of Riley making a huge new step in class: forgoing nap time.
“Riley’s doing fantastic. She absolutely loves school, and you should be ultra proud,” Randi told Adam and Danielle. Randi then went on to explain that now that Riley’s in a class with 5-year-olds, she’s wondering why she’s the only one who has to take a nap. “If you want to sign a little waiver saying she doesn’t require that nap time, I think Riley’s ready for it, but I also don’t have to go home and have that piece of the puzzle,” Randi continued.
“The thought of Riley not taking naps at school is scary, but I don’t want her to feel isolated in her own classroom,” Danielle told the cameras.
The comments on the clip show resounding support for whatever Danielle and Adam choose for their daughter, but it’s tough for the parents when they have five other kids to consider, too. Either way, we know the couple will figure out the best course of action for Riley and all their daughters, no matter how many individual decisions they need to make!
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