Holly Willoughby seeks advice after ‘struggling’ with ‘fear’ while homeschooling her three children

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Holly Willoughby has candidly opened up about her fears with homeschooling her children.

This Morning star Holly, 39, revealed she’s worried about the amount of time her three kids spend in front of screens as she homeschools them amid the national lockdown.

Holly, who divided Dancing on Ice viewers with her gown on Sunday night, is mum to 11 year old Harry, nine year old Belle and Chester, six, who she shares with husband Dan Baldwin.

Speaking to headteacher Christine Cunniffe via video link on Monday 18 January’s This Morning show, Holly confided in the educator.

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She asked: “Can I ask a question on behalf of a working mum and a parent of three, struggling.”

Holly then explained she’s concerned about the amount of screen time her children have now they learn at home via a computer.

Mum-of-three Holly asked: “My big fear is that we will work really hard to not put them in front of screens and I sort of tot it up and I'm like ‘oh my goodness’.

“Here I am with three children spending online learning in front of a screen and then they want to talk to their friends on a screen, and then they want to play, and it's on a screen.


“I’m suddenly like: ‘Am I just throwing it out of the window and giving up with holding back the tide of screen time?’”

Christine, who works at LVS Ascot, reassured the TV star as she said: “There's only so much you can do, and that's what the children they need to have social engagement with their friends.

“It is just talking to them about the amount of screen time, and trying to do other things.

“It's balancing, and getting the right times, and it is talking and encouraging each other.”

It comes after Holly admitted she’s “just holding on” after taking two days away from This Morning recently to sort “childcare issues”.

As she returned to This Morning after missing the first two shows of the year, Holly said: “Hello, good morning and welcome to your Wednesday morning, it's lovely to be back!

“How are you, I've missed you! Are you all okay? I think we are just about holding on. Still holding on! Happy new year!”

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Later, Holly concerned fans as she said she “might sleep until Monday” as she posted a photo of herself on Instagram.

The snap showed her wearing a small amount of makeup and has a black Nirvana T-shirt on as she rests her head in her hand.

Alongside the image, she wrote: “Friday… might sleep till Monday…” followed by a moon emoji.

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