Adam LaRoche’s wife Jennifer LaRoche is apparently OK with Adam’s alternative parenting techniques. The couple have two children together: daughter Montana, and son Drake. For the 2013 spring training with the Washington Nationals, Adam and Jennifer allowed son Drake to join his father for Spring Training. When questioned about whether or not his son should be in school, Adam replied with:
We’re not big on school. I told my wife, ‘He’s going to learn a lot more useful information in the clubhouse than he will in the classroom, as far as life lessons.’
LaRoche and his wife have long prioritized having their children with them over school, to the point that the children bring schoolwork with them on the road and they hire a private tutor at Sylvan. As long as the children pass their standardized testing, the LaRoche’s are OK with their decision. And frankly – who can blame them? After pulling in $50m plus in his career, the entire LaRoche family should be good to go with standard school or not.