The Project: Cate Blanchett reveals 'traumatic' experience homeschooling her ...

The Project: Cate Blanchett reveals 'traumatic' experience homeschooling her ...
The Project: Cate Blanchett reveals 'traumatic' experience homeschooling her ...

Doting mother-of-four Cate Blanchett faced what many parents were forced to do during the pandemic - homeschooling their children.

And on Tuesday's episode of The Project, the 52-year-old actress candidly described the experience as 'traumatic' during a discussion with host Lisa Wilkinson. 

Cate admitted that while her three older children would pretty much 'self-direct', attempting to teach her seven-year-old daughter Edith was a different story.

Her hardest role yet! On Tuesday's episode of The Project, actress Cat Blanchett candidly described homeschooling her seven-year-old daughter as 'traumatic' during an honest discussion with host Lisa Wilkinson

Her hardest role yet! On Tuesday's episode of The Project, actress Cat Blanchett candidly described homeschooling her seven-year-old daughter as 'traumatic' during an honest discussion with host Lisa Wilkinson

'You know, I was amazing for two weeks. I was blitzing it,' she laughed. 

'And then all of a sudden my - you know, my older kids were fine, they would sort of self-direct. But I had to do my seven-year-old, and I realised that I couldn't even teach her grade one math.

'She sniffed that out after 14 days, and I was a dead duck. There was no respect there.

Trouble: 'My older kids were fine, they would sort of self-direct. But I had to do my seven year old, and I realised that I couldn't even teach her grade one math,' she said of daughter Edith. Pictured in August 2019

Trouble: 'My older kids were fine, they would sort of self-direct. But I had to do my seven year old, and I realised that I couldn't even teach her grade one math,' she said of daughter Edith. Pictured in August 2019 

'I had to dress up as her teacher, I had to put on her teacher's voice, and she wouldn't start the classes until we had a full array of stuffed animals - all of which had the names of the people in her class.'

Through laughter, she added: 'It felt like some weird cross between The Muppets and MasterClass. It was quite traumatic, actually!'

The Oscar winner also said that the experience has only emphasised her respect for teachers, adding: 'I tell you - in Finland, which has the highest

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