Actor Jesse Williams says he assigns his children extra homework outside of their school curriculum.
'They have schoolwork and then they have homework,' the 42-year-old actor, who has a background in teaching, told US Weekly Sunday.
The Chicago-born actor described the homework he assigns to his children with ex-wife Aryn Drake-Lee - daughter, Sadie, nine, and son, Maceo, seven.
It's 'work that I give them that I've chosen for them to do to make sure they're able to comprehend and discern what's happening around them and articulate both internally and externally what they're feeling and thinking,' said Williams, who plays the role of Dr. Jackson Avery on Grey's Anatomy.
The Only Murders in the Building actor said that the extra work is a family tradition, as his father used to assign him extra homework independent of his scholastic studies.
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Williams said he is pleased that his elementary school age children are 'excited about school and seeing their friends and being challenged.'
The Your Place or Mine actor continued: 'It's nice to have them somewhere where curiosity is encouraged and school is not always exciting for people.'
Williams said that he separates the education and tasks with each child based on what he sees.
'They are not collectively one child,' Williams said. 'They are individuals and trying to make sure you are attentive to that.