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Kristen Bell calls home-schooling ‘absolutely miserable.’ Here’s why

The ‘Frozen’ star didn’t have many positive things to say about homeschooling

FILE - This Aug. 24, 2019 file photo shows actress Kristen Bell at the 2019 D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. Bell is hosting a Nickelodeon special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic to address youngsters’ concerns and help families weather the crisis, the channel said Friday. Bell and her guests practiced social distancing, using video to connect for the hourlong program airing 7 p.m. EDT Monday. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
This Aug. 24, 2019, file photo shows actress Kristen Bell at the 2019 D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. Bell is hosting a Nickelodeon special with a “kid’s-eye view” of the coronavirus pandemic to address youngsters’ concerns and help families weather the crisis, the channel said Friday.
Richard Shotwell, Invision via Associated Press

Kristen Bell would love to freeze the amount of home-school she has been doing.

What’s the news:

  • Bell talked about the dangers of home-schooling in the season 5 premiere of “#Momsplaining,” a web series hosted by Bell, according to USA Today.
  • She said: “Of course, we’ve all come to know the two worst words in the human language: Home schooling. Doing school work with them, it is absolutely miserable. When we started this quarantine, the first math worksheet I gave my daughter, in all the answer lines she wrote, ‘No. No. No. No. No.’“
  • Bell said: “There are a few people that have come out victorious in this situation though. Germaphobes, stay-at-home moms, they’re all like, ‘I told you how (expletive) hard this is.’“

Drew Barrymore felt the same

Drew Barrymore revealed that home-schooling her children brought her to tears during the COVID-19, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

Barrymore spoke on the “Today” show about how she’s had to home-school her children because of the outbreak, which has included acting as a teacher.

  • She said: “I don’t know if there are good days and bad days. I think there are good hours and bad hours. I cried every day, all day long. It was like every church and state. It was the messiest plate I’ve ever held in my life to be the teacher, the parent, the disciplinarian, the caretaker.”
  • “And I thought ... teachers have children (of their own). Do they survive it because they get to go away and work with other kids? Have they had their children in their classroom? How did this all work?’”