Helen Flanagan says homeschooling is ‘overwhelming’ and admits she ‘bribes’ her daughter to do work

Former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan has revealed her homeschooling struggles during the coronavirus lockdown.

The 29 year old, who shares daughters Matilda, four, and 22 month old Delilah with her partner Scott Sinclair, 31, took to her Instagram stories to share her thoughts and feelings of having to care for her children at every waking moment since going into lockdown eight weeks ago.

Knowing that mums would relate, Helen first shared a quote she found online, which reads: "I have been that mother – the really focused, engages, loving mother who was all in, enjoying every speck of every second of motherhood.

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"I have had days of basking in the moment and wanting it to last forever. I have been her, all of her. She is the woman I wish I was for my children at every moment.

"But I have also been a mother who felt like I could not answer one more question, listen to anymore crying, clean up one more mess. A mother who has felt so tired I thought I would split in two. I have been all of her too, every bit of her."

Over it, the mum-of-two, who recently said she's had severe back pain since giving birth to Matilda, wrote: "I love this. I think some mums might take comfort in this today. I've had my good and bad day in isolation. I don't find Delilah easy, I've found some days really hard with her."

She then admitted that ensuring her children continue their education regardless of attending school has been a tough journey so far as the star said: "I've had days when I've found homeschooling overwhelming and it's hard not to compare yourself to what other mums are doing.

"We are not on our own, majority of mums are finding this tough," with a pink heart emoji and a red heart emoji.

Following this, the Rosie Webster actress shared a video of herself crouching down next to Matilda, who can be seen crying.


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She tells her: "Matilda you can watch the iPad if you do some schoolwork, okay? You do some schoolwork for mummy and mummy might have a surprise for you, okay?"

To which her daughter tearfully replies: "Yes".

Over this, Helen wrote: "Everytine I ask her to do school work she cries have to bribe her all the time," [sic] with smiling emojis with sweat drops.

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Updating her 924,000 fans later on, she revealed that Matilda's prize for studying was to try stick-on nails.

Helen ended the upload with a picture of her girl showing off the light pink nails with butterflies and gold hearts on them.

The TV star, who recently allowed her kids to give her a lockdown makeover, wrote over it: "She's so funny".

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