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Stacey Solomon discusses the pressures of homeschooling amid coronavirus lockdown

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She has been keeping her 3.1m followers updated with her family’s progress and her homeschooling journey amid the coronavirus pandemic.

And Stacey Solomon revealed the pressure of keeping up with her children’s schoolwork is ‘overwhelming’ her during a chat for Loose Women’s new online series on Wednesday. 

The star, 29, who appeared alongside her fellow Loose Ladies on webcam at their homes, said she had been feeling the pressure dealing with the volume of work her 12-year-old son Zachary has been set. 

Candid: Stacey Solomon revealed the pressure of keeping up with her children's schoolwork is'overwhelming' her during a chat for the new Loose Online series on Wednesday

Candid: Stacey Solomon revealed the pressure of keeping up with her children’s schoolwork is ‘overwhelming’ her during a chat for the new Loose Online series on Wednesday

She said: ‘Leighton (her middle son aged seven) goes online, signs on, ticks his thing, signs his thing and submits it.

‘Zach’s is so hard. He’s only year seven and I thought I would know how to help him. He asks me questions and I’m like ”Zach I honestly don’t know. You’re gonna have to google it”.

‘He is getting his full timetable every single day, he is getting Geography, Maths, English, PE every day and it’s overwhelming me, I don’t even know how to…’ Stacey added before shaking her head in horror.

Fellow Loose Women star Nadia Sawalha had some words of encouragement for Stacey and any other parents tasked with homeschooling their children. 

Open: Stacey has been homeschooling her sons Zachary, 12, and Leighton, seven, and admitted she's been struggling to keep up with her eldest son's workload

Open: Stacey has been homeschooling her sons Zachary, 12, and Leighton, seven, and admitted she’s been struggling to keep up with her eldest son’s workload

She said: ‘Just take your foot off the gas, they’ll catch up, it’s Easter holidays on Friday. With homeschooling, it’s hard to get out of that mindset. It doesn’t have to happen at that time in the day. You can’t become a teacher overnight. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself.’

Stacey shared a hilarious insight into homeschooling on Wednesday as she navigates quarantine with three children and partner Joe Swash.

The Loose Women star, 30, took to Instagram on Tuesday night to reveal that she had escaped to the garden during a game of hide and seek with her eldest sons – Zachary, 12 and Leighton, seven.

Truth: Stacey (bottom right) spoke to her fellow Loose Ladies Nadia Sawalha (bottom left), Jane Moore (top left) and Kaye Adams (top right) during the online chat

Truth: Stacey (bottom right) spoke to her fellow Loose Ladies Nadia Sawalha (bottom left), Jane Moore (top left) and Kaye Adams (top right) during the online chat

Posting a video of herself outside wearing a zip-up coat, she joked: ‘I’m in the garden and yeah, it’s cold. But I’ve been out here for seven minutes alone… so who’s the real winner?’

Yet the escape was soon short-lived as Stacey was found by Zachary and Leighton just minutes later as she quipped: ‘I’ve been here for ten minutes, it’s the best ten minutes of my day.’

She added: ‘They got me 10 whole minutes what a triumph. I wish I’d brought out a Daim bar and a champagne flute of coke that would have made it perfect.’

Difficult: 'He is getting his full timetable every single day, he is getting Geography, Maths, English, PE every day and it's overwhelming me, I don't even know how to…' Stacey said

Difficult: ‘He is getting his full timetable every single day, he is getting Geography, Maths, English, PE every day and it’s overwhelming me, I don’t even know how to…’ Stacey said

Challenging: The Loose Ladies have joined their families self-isolating at home as the UK remains in lock down due to the coronavirus pandemic

Challenging: The Loose Ladies have joined their families self-isolating at home as the UK remains in lock down due to the coronavirus pandemic

While things were just as chaotic on Wednesday as Stacey shared a candid video of baby son Rex, 10-months, crying while Leighton asked when the Easter holidays were.

Sharing a clip of herself looking exhausted, she penned: ‘I. give. up. Asking for a friend… does anyone know when the Easter holidays are?’

Later in the day, partner Joe and their baby son Rex, 10-months, joined in on Leighton’s P.E lesson thanks to Body Coach Joe Wicks’ videos to help parents homeschooling.

Yet Stacey was soon able to relax as she revealed at the end of the day that homeschooling was over and she could enjoy a glass of fizzy drink.

While she went on to build outdoor furniture for her garden and decorate her living room.

Sharing a sweet snap of Rex napping on her chest, she joked: ‘Finally homeschool is over for today. The boys are playing their games. I’m saying goodbye to prefixes and Spanish quizzes and hello to a giant glass of coke.’

Stacey admitted that she was struggling to keep up with the children’s ‘thick and fast’ school work on Wednesday.

Sharing a snap of Zachary and Leighton eating breakfast in the kitchen, the mother-of-three candidly revealed: ‘School work is coming in thick and fast and we are NOT keeping up.

‘It does make me feel anxious but I keep reminding myself we can only do what we can and try our best. Hope you’re all ok,’ followed by a grey heart emoji.

Struggling: Stacey shared a hilarious insight into homeschooling on Wednesday as she navigates quarantine with three children and partner Joe Swash

Struggling: Stacey shared a hilarious insight into homeschooling on Wednesday as she navigates quarantine with three children and partner Joe Swash

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