Chris Hemsworth says homeschooling his kids during coronavirus lockdown 'is an absolute challenge'

Chris Hemsworth revealed that he is struggling to get his seven-year-old daughter India and five-year-old twin sons Sasha and Tristan to concentrate on their studies at home


                            Chris Hemsworth says homeschooling his kids during coronavirus lockdown 'is an absolute challenge'
Chris Hemsworth (Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)

The world is in a state of lockdown as the relentless coronavirus pandemic continues its sweep. There is stress, tension and chaos as cases keep rising every day and the death toll escalates. 

Hollywood celebrity Chris Hemsworth has opened up about how he is dealing with the global health crisis. He revealed that he is struggling to get his seven-year-old daughter India and five-year-old twin sons Sasha and Tristan to concentrate on their studies at home.

"Homeschooling them is an absolute challenge. It's three hours of negotiation and maybe 20 minutes of actual work,' he said on Thursday in a promotional video for Netflix.

The 'Avengers' star, who is self-isolating with his wife Elsa Pataky and children in their $20million Byron Bay mansion, added: "My children just crave interaction with other kids so much, obviously, and that's a challenge."

Yet, despite all the odds and ends, Hemsworth is just thankful that he gets to spend quality time with his family. "We're just enjoying being together. We've been dragged all over the world for so many different reasons over the last few years," he added.

Just a while ago, Hemsworth launched guided and visualization exercises for children through his fitness app 'Centr' On Instagram, Hemsworth admitted he started using these methods on his children to get them to focus while being homeschooled.

"I thought this is not going to work, my kids are allergic to sitting down, but to my surprise, it actually worked and it did calm them down," he said. 

"Kids are feeling anxiety and stress like us, and probably more so because they don't understand it and it's difficult for us to explain it to them. These guided meditations have been really beneficial."

The meditations, meant for ages four to nine,  have been developed by a team of psychologists and meditation teachers, and are narrated by Hemsworth and his 'Thor Ragnarok' director Taika Waititi.

The Centr app also boasts meal plans, daily workouts, meditations and access to a 24/7 community offering support, extra tips and exclusive behind-the-scenes extras.

Hemsworth's action-thriller 'Extraction' will be released on Friday, April 24, on Netflix. Early reviews have been positive, and fans are eagerly waiting to see the 'Thor' star light up the screen once again. In an earlier interview, Hemsworth had revealed what moment on set had made him nervous.

He recalled how director Sam Hargrave, a former stuntman, had tied himself to the hood of a car to record a chase sequence. During that time, Hargrave's safety was the only thing on Hemsworth's mind.

"I remember at one point thinking, when we are doing the chase sequence, and you're talking about Sam strapped to the front of a car, and we had some pretty close calls — and one in particular — and I thought, that's interesting."

"If a stunt guy gets hurt, we just, you know, [send him] off to the hospital and bring in the next one. But, you know, if Sam gets injured." Thankfully, Hargrave came out of the situation unscathed.

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