Reality TV star Danny Dyer said she shared her experiences as a first-time mom to help other new parents navigate their struggles in the early stages of parenting. The 25-year-old, who rose to fame in 2018 on popular ITV show Love Island, became single mother to her son Santiago in 2021 at the age of 24, according to the BBC.
EastEnders actor Danny Dyer’s daughter has been announced as a BBC ambassador for Tiny Happy People, and in an article posted on their website, she revealed that she has often read alone since becoming a new mother. Dyer remembers some of the questions he asked himself, including, “Are you doing your ‘parenting job’ right? Judging by all, how do you manage it? Is the life you knew when you were a kid gone forever? How do you meet parents? Others in the same position?”
BBC Tiny Happy People is an online digital and social initiative created by BBC Education. It was launched in July 2020 by the Duchess of Cambridge with the aim of supporting parents and guardians in developing the language and communication skills of their four-year-olds.
As a ambassador for BBC Tiny Happy People, Dyer learns the experience of becoming a single father at a young age in the hope that he will be able to help others. She revealed that during her first year in Santiago – also known as Sante – she spent a lot of time dealing with other parents.
“Honestly I wasn’t ready for the hormones. It was a little difficult for me at first. I was really fighting,” he said.
“I remember when Santa Claus was born, I just made comparisons and was always thinking, ‘Why can’t I breastfeed?'” “I really, really struggled with that. And I stress myself out a lot. I shouldn’t compare too much. What I should have seen on the internet. I just had to enjoy my balloon and go with it.”
Tiny Happy People offers parents a variety of resources, including fun, easy-to-follow activity videos for toddlers, toddlers, and preschoolers that support language development, tips and advice on parenting, and related topics. Developmental division which includes the science of brain development.
Dyer also revealed that he was fortunate to have had such good support from his parents, Joan, who helped him a lot, especially as a single father. He explained, “It is a sincere dream for them to be there for me.
“There were some long nights where the Saint wasn’t feeling well as I was really struggling and just needed to talk or sleep in the afternoon. And they were there for me. Knowing I had them, I’m lucky.”
As part of his role as an ambassador, Dyer will be shooting videos for Tiny Happy People on social media and sharing his daily life with tips and tricks for Santa and his parents and guardians.
Happy Tiny People Resources have been developed with the help of leading experts in the field of children and language development to provide parents and guardians with accurate advice. A full interview with Danny Dyer is available on the Tiny Happy People site here.
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