Danny Dyer slams homeschooling as 'b*****ks' saying his kids Arty, 7, and Sunnie, 13, are 'going crazy'
DANNY Dyer slammed homeschooling as "b*****ks" saying his kids Arty, seven, and Sunnie, 13, are "going crazy".
The EastEnders actor, 43, says it's "too much work" on top of their other work as he and wife Joanne Mas struggle to add structure to the day.
Danny said they've added more rules than the last lockdown – which he described as "cowboy country" – but the kids are missing their friends.
Speaking to eldest daughter Dani, 24, in their podcast, Sorted with the Dyers, he said: "Oh my goodness me. I just can't do it no more."
Dani – who gave birth to her son Santiago earlier this year – added: "I'm so glad I don't have a child of that age to home school. I'm really, really grateful for that."
Danny continued: "It's impossible actually. Because you can't turn your house into a school. It's far too much work to structure the day, from like nine to three, give them a little PE lesson, give them a little lunchbreak.
"It's b******s […] It's too stressful. He doesn't look at us as teachers. And what these children are missing at that age, at seven – because he can read and write, he's quite advanced – is other children. Now that you can't replicate."
Dani sympathised with her dad, saying: "You aren't teachers. And I think that as well, some people really know how to home school and others don't. And think about all those kids that don't have iPads at home.
"Especially when you're working and you've got to come home as well and then do it. Mummy is dealing with it. He doesn't really want to do it."
The soap star then compared this lockdown to the lockdown last year – which had no structure at all.
Danny said:"The first lockdown was bandit country. There was no rules in our house. We couldn't f***ing get on with anything.
"We were just hiding from the virus, eating lasagne at 3am. They were going to bed when they wanted, getting up when they wanted.
"It was free reign. There was no rules or regulations, we just wanted to keep everyone's mental health safe I suppose. And show love and affection. But now, this time around, it's f***ing so hard. And [Arty] misses other children.
Danny then told parents not to worry about homeschooling as he stressed the importance of kids hanging out with each other.
He continued: "Just to talk b******s with other seven years olds. That is just so important to children.
"Us adults, we've got forms of escapism whatever the f*** it is, we can talk to each other. Who have the kids got?
"They can talk to us but we're adults. They just need that more than anything.
"The homeschooling thing, if you're struggling out there then don't fucking worry about it. It ain't your fault. We're just existing at the moment and getting through day by day. But keep your nuts up, all right?"
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