Britney Spears is Dedicated Mom, Learning Algebra to Help Son With Homework

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Britney Spears is nothing if not a completely dedicated mom to sons Sean Preston and Jayden James. In fact, she's learning algebra so she can help her boys do their homework. Now that's a sure sign of dedication. Most people who struggled with algebra the first time around would hire a tutor to help their kids--and Britney Spears can no doubt afford to do just that--yet she plans to alongside her kids on their homework like any other mom.

“They go to a really hard school, and this week we had three hours of homework [a night],” Spears said in a recent interview with People magazine of 9-year-old Sean Preston and 8-year-old Jayden James’ crazy homework schedule.

“Some of it is hard for me,” she added. “Next year when [Preston’s] in fifth grade, he’s going to be doing pre-algebra, and I’m taking classes so I know how to do it!”

In addition to being a strict mom with regard to her son's homework, Britney Spears doesn't believe in spoiling her boys either. She seriously limits that number of toys and amount of cash they are given.

"If they get so many A’s, they get one toy a month,” Spears said of her incentive system.

The boys also have household chores they perform regularly--things like washing their own dirty dishes, taking out trash and helping with the family’s dogs.

“Preston just asked for a high allowance like $10 a week or $20 a week--but we’ll see,” she shared.

Britney Spears even hinted that despite being enamored with her two sons, she might like to have another child--specifically a little girl--some day. Do you suppose she and boyfriend Charlie Ebersol are thinking along those lines?

Spears referred her prospective baby girl as a 'mini-me,' and said it's not out of the question.

“That would be fun,” she said, smiling.

It's truly wonderful to see the strides Britney Spears has made--from the days when she lost custody of her boys to ex-husband Kevin Federline--to the mom who takes algebra lessons to help her sons with their homework. Her residency in Las Vegas has been a blessing to all, as they can live a stable life while Britney still rakes in the dough--and lots of it, too--at her shows. She recently launched her own lingerie line--The Real Britney Spears--and will no doubt make big bucks from that, too.

Can you see Britney Spears adding to her family? If she and Charlie Ebersol decide to tie the knot, they'd make awfully cute babies.

Britney's dad still has a conservatorship over her wealth, so it will be interesting to see if that presents issues should she and Ebersol settle down.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.