In the absence of a normal school day for kids, parents all over the country are struggling with becoming stand-in teachers for their children during the coronavirus pandemic. Drew Barrymore has opened up about her own troubles with trying to teach her daughters.
With the coronavirus pandemic in full swing, Barrymore's daughters, 7-year-old Olive and 5-year-old Frankie, are spending some quality time at home with their mother. That means that Barrymore has had to get creative in keeping the kids up with their schooling.
On Tuesday, Barrymore admitted to Today's Savannah Guthrie that juggling discipline alongside education has been a difficult and emotional process.
"I cried every day, all day long," Barrymore reveals.
"It was like every church and state," she continued. "It is the messiest plate I've ever held in my life to be the teacher, the parent, the disciplinarian, the caretaker." Barrymore shares her children with ex-husband Will Kopelman.
The "50 First Dates" star even admitted that she thought she loved and looked up to teachers as much as she could to begin with. "I didn't think I needed to respect and appreciate teachers more than I did," she shared.
But the trials and tribulations of homeschooling have eased up a bit since it all began. "You find your way. We're resilient people!" she explains.
Homeschooling her own children aside, Barrymore has made other steps to do her part amidst the coronavirus pandemic. "I'm one in a sea of people that's supporting this," she revealed, explaining how proud she is of companies like her own that are joining forces to supply personal protective equipment to hospitals in need.
"The thing that I take away from this as well is, this is a moment in time where everyone is putting their separate companies [aside] and going into alignment," she said.