She’s often hailed for her practical parenting style, but Kate Middleton is the first to admit it hasn’t always been easy.
The royal mom-of-three is throwing her support behind an
initiative to help new parents and admits she wishes something like that was
around when her first child, Prince George (now 6), was born.
In an interview with the BBC, the Duchess of Cambridge spoke of her excitement over the BBC Education initiative called Tiny Happy People, which is designed to provide resources and support to parents and carers of children up to the age of four.
“It’s gold dust, really, for families to be given those tips and tools to be able to use, particularly in those first five years,” she said in the interview, which aired on BBC Breakfast in the UK on Tuesday.
“In the first few months there’s a huge amount of support from the midwives and health visitors, but from then onwards, there’s a massive gap before they then start school.”
Referring to a new dad named Ryan and his eight-month-old daughter, Mia, the 38-year-old says, “He’s learnt a huge amount from Tiny Happy People. It’s information like that I wish I had had as a first-time mom.”
The duchess got involved in some of the programme’s workshops that led to the creation of two animated films on their website. “She helped with the creative look and feel of the films,” a royal source told People magazine.
The initiative fits in with the ongoing work the duchess does around the early development years of children – a topic she’s passionate about.
“Families and carers are at the heart of nurturing the next generation of happy, healthy adults, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to turn to for advice,” she said.
Tiny Happy People is an invaluable resource, which provides parents and carers with support and tips to ensure children have the best possible start in life. I am delighted to have been part of its journey.”
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Sources: people.com, dailymail.co.uk, Instagram