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Reese Witherspoon reveals son Tennessee is struggling to learn to spell his own name

Sharnaz Shahid
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Reese Witherspoon has revealed her youngest son Tennessee is struggling to spell his own name. The Hollywood star, 41, took to her Instagram page on Tuesday to share her four-year-old boy's "preschool problem". In the caption, she wrote: "When your name is TENNESSEE, it's a bit tricky to learn how to spell it... #PreSchoolProblems." Reese and her husband Jim Toth welcomed their son in September 2012. The actress is also a mother to 17-year-old daughter Ava Elizabeth, and 13-year-old son Deacon, both from her relationship with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe.

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Last month, Reese opened up about her own experience with raising her three children. "I think I'm sort of a blend of a lot of these different mothering styles," the American actress told ET. "You have five different distinct parenting styles on this show, and we're all just trying to be the best parents we possibly can be, so I think it's always that question: Am I doing the right things? Am I exposing them to the right things? Am I disciplining the right way? And in this show kind of really brings up a lot of questions."

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The Legally Blonde actress, who was 23 years old when she gave birth to Ava, previously opened up to Glamour magazine about motherhood, saying: "I didn't know what I was doing. I was young. It was shocking. When people ask, 'When's the best time to get pregnant?' I say, 'Pick the best day for when your entire life is going to change.' There's no good time to have your world turned upside down. Seeing my kids for the first time was primal. The ferocity of love you feel for your children when you see them for the first time - but you've known them inside you - is phenomenal."

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Meanwhile, the mother-of-three has been busy promoting her latest drama, Big Little Lies. She also has two films in the works, Home Again and A Wrinkle in Time. Filming aside, Reese has been busy maintaining her lifestyle brand, Draper James.

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