Exasperated Peter Andre insists it’s ‘unfair’ for children to do hours of work a day when schools are closed – The Sun

PETER Andre has bemoaned the home schooling system during the coronavirus pandemic branding it "unfair."

The Mysterious Girl hitmaker is currently looking after his brood at home, practising social distancing measures and teaching his children after government instruction saw schools closed for all students bar those of key workers.

The singer confessed to new! magazine how transitioning from popstar to school principle had been "quite the challenge".

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He told how he had been practicing counting and going through homework with his older children, Princess, 12, and Junior, 14, whom he shares with Katie Price.

Yet the frazzled dad said: "I have such respect for teachers – even more so now – but I think it is a little unfair for the kids to be doing hours of study a day when they're not used to working from home.

"I'm trying to get them out in the fresh air in the garden, though, and doing some activities outside."

Peter also shares son Theo, three, and daughter Amelia, six, with wife Emily, an NHS doctor.

While he is busy schooling them in their pad she is on the front line, and confessed how scared she is of passing the airborne virus onto their kids.

Meanwhile, TV presenter Susanna Reid appears to share Peter's view, and recently told how she was not forcing her sons to do school work at home.

The GMB anchor told how she was letting her three kids sleep in as they "settle into the new normal."

Writing in her Daily Mail column, she explained: "When schools were closed, the boys were sad about not seeing their friends on the last day — although admittedly less sad about exams being cancelled.

"And I confess we haven’t yet brought in home-learning — we all need time to settle into a new normal first.

"So I am letting them sleep in for now, and my suggestions of taking up ‘projects’ have been quickly hushed. Monopoly hasn’t yet made an appearance, but given the pressure on the wifi, I can see board games becoming crucial at some stage soon."

She went on to reveal that she's struggling to feed her sons amid the ongoing crisis.



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