Being parent isn’t something that comes with a handbook, everyone does it differently, hoping to do the best for their children. It is safe to say that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are doing their best in raising their three children. There is what we know about their parenting skills and beliefs.
The Power Of Physical Touch
„Hugs are very important. That’s what I tell my children“, the Duchess explained. Both Prince William and Kate Middleton aren’t afraid to show their children affection via the power of touch.
Spending Time With Family
To the royals, family comes first. Princess Anne‘s grandchildren, Savannah (7) and Isla (6) often have playdates with Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children. This makes strong connection between family members.
When it comes to entertaining the children, parent sometimes use electronic options like watching cartoons. Peppa Pig and Fireman Sam are the children’s programs Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children love to watch.
„You have to pretend you’re really interested in it because George gets very upset if you’re not showing due diligence to the characters“, Prince William said on Radio 1.
Kate Middleton has a degree in Art History, so she does plenty of art projects with children at home. She also bakes with them.
„When I try to do this with George at home, chocolate and the golden syrup goes everywhere. George makes so much mess. It’s chaos“, Duchess said in 2016, when she was making chocolate cakes with a group of teenagers.
During an interview with CALM magazine, Prince William said: „Catherine and I are clear that we want both George and Charlotte to grow up feeling able to talk about their emotions and feelings.“
Prince William, Prince Harry, and Duchess Kate are involved in a campain which encourages people to talk about mental health issues, called Heads Together.
Nursery school drop-offs and pickups are done by both parents. And that is just one of the responsibilities that the Duke and Duchess share when it comes to parenting. They are also teaching their children to have fun.
When Is Time To Break The Rules
Royals are known to follow rules and traditions, but when it comes to parenting, Duke and Duchess like to bend formalities a bit if they find that is good for their family and keeping their children from becoming spoiled. For example they didn’t hire a nanny right away when Prince George was born, nor did they make him go to all-boys school.
We think they are doing great job.