Alesha Dixon talks lockdown homeschooling challenges: 'It's chaos'

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PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 11: Alesha Dixon attends the 2020 NBCUniversal Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 11, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
Alesha Dixon is finding homeschooling chaotic (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Alesha Dixon has admitted that lockdown homeschooling is “chaos” in her house, saying it is more challenging than in the first lockdown.

Like other parents across the UK, Britain’s Got Talent star Dixon and her husband Azuka Ononye are tackling learning at home with their eldest daughter Azura, 7, while schools are shut to tackle the rates of coronavirus cases.

But Dixon told OK! magazine that they had more on their plate than last time, thanks to one-year-old daughter Anaya being able to walk now.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Alesha Dixon attends the Britain's Got Talent 2020 Manchester photocall at The Lowry on February 05, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images)
Alesha Dixon has been making sure lockdown is fun for her children (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images)

She said: “There’s certain times in the day where my partner and I look at each other with that frazzled look and it’s like: ‘Is it bed time yet?!’”

Explaining that they were “naturally quite positive people”, she said that they were doing their best to keep home learning fun for Azura.

She said: “It’s a bit like in the first lockdown; the first week was a bit bumpy and then you get into a rhythm and everyone knows what their role is, what they’re doing and I feel like we’ve found that flow now.

“It’s still chaos because, before Anaya couldn’t walk and now Anaya’s running around so, yeah, a little bit more challenging with her this time around.”

Dixon shared that she and her husband were both keeping busy with their own projects around the house.

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She said they wanted their daughters to know that “it’s ok if you’ve got the grumps” and to feel alright about having a bad day every now and then.

Adding that she had been practising “flexible parenting”, she said she was trying to get Azura through the strange time stuck at home by letting her have a treat each day and allowing more screen time on her iPad.

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