“They’re in first grade. I already don’t understand their homework,” O’Connell, 41, told PEOPLE at Friday’s 2015 Television Industry Advocacy Awards Gala benefitting The Creative Coalition in Los Angeles, where he accepted an award on behalf of friend Anthony Anderson.
He adds of his children with wife Rebecca Romijn, 42, “Some of their homework is on the computer. They know it better than I do. I was having problems logging on to a website, but my kids knew how.”