Halle Berry Says Homeschooling Her Kids Has Been a "Nightmare"

Shelby Copeland
Photo credit: VALERIE MACON - Getty Images
Photo credit: VALERIE MACON - Getty Images

From Oprah Magazine

  • Halle Berry talked about the challenge of homeschooling her two kids on Thursday’s episode of Entertainment Tonight.

  • Despite the "nightmare" struggles, the silver lining, she said, is having more family time, which she's been documenting on Instagram.

While we're all adjusting to life in the social distancing era, Halle Berry admitted on Entertainment Tonight that homeschooling her children while they're all quarantining, hasn't exactly been easy.

The mother to Maceo, 6 and Nahla, 12 described her new gig as a teacher as a "nightmare." She explained, “They’re not learning anything...to get them to focus and realize they’re at home but yet they’re at school, it’s really been a challenge.”

She added, "This is like a wash of a semester, and it's hard. I have a six year old, and what I learned is that when six year olds see other six year olds do things, then they do things. Like, they sit and they eat because there's 25 other ones doing it. They stay at their desks and color because there's 25 other ones doing it."

And while explaining the coronavirus to your children is not simple, Berry said the "silver lining" is getting to spend more time bonding with her kids when she’s not “cracking the whip for school.”


That's why Berry, 53, makes time for recess. The Academy Award winner has been turning to social media to share some hilarious moments on Instagram, including one in which her son walks up a flight of stairs in pajamas and white, heeled boots, which were nearly knee high on him.

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#Quarantine Day 12 🥴

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“You know what that’s what you have to do during these times, you have to find the fun,” she told ET’s Kevin Frazier.

And if you've seen her abs, playtime aside, you know that she's still focused on health. Berry released a digital wellness community last month, called Re-Spin, which includes an athletic wear line. On Fridays, she teams up with Women’s Health Magazine, leading virtual classes on her Instagram stories so anyone can follow along.

Her current favorite move? Lifting her son up and down. "He's like 65 pounds, and it's fun for him and I get a workout too," she joked to ET. While we might not all be able to use a kid as a barbell, wine bottles work pretty well too.

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