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Kristen Bell on Why She Stopped Homeschooling Her Daughter

After Her Daughter Filled In Every Math Problem as "No," Kristen Bell Gave Up on Homeschooling

Sure, experts have warned parents that giving up on homeschooling is the wrong answer right now, but even we are ready to tell Kristen Bell to call it when it comes to trying to teach anything to her youngest kid.

During an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, the mom of two admitted that while 7-year-old daughter Lincoln is enrolled in social-emotional learning classes, her 5-year-old is a bit more apathetic toward academics.

"I gave up, to be honest," Kristen said. "I threw in the towel."

Yes, while Lincoln hid a note by her mom's bed that said, "You are a great home teacher," Kristen quickly found a breaking point with Delta.

"I attempted to give her some math problems in the beginning of this quarantine, and I handed them to her and she answered the first and second one, and then she got real sassy," Kristen said. "In the answer grid of the rest of the questions, she just wrote, 'no, no, no.'"

Kristen continued reciting her daughter's "completed" homework: "What's four plus four? 'No!' What's 10 minus one? 'No!' What's three minus two? 'No!'"

Even though Kristen said she's not trying to force a curriculum on her youngest anymore, that doesn't mean she isn't ever-present in Lincoln's homeschooling hours, as seen by a recent Instagram post that showcases the two girls – and their pet dog – getting rather close to their teacher.

"Homeschool's going OK," Kristen said. That about covers it.

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