Kate Middleton’s Parenting Trick to Keep Her Children in Check Applauded by Expert
British Royal family news reveals children are often known to get cheeky and misbehave at the unlikeliest of times, and Kate is believed to have mastered a way to keep her three children calm and in line in as natural a way as possible.
Kate Middleton Uses Code Words to Advise Her Children in Public
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have been praised for their remarkable behavior in public, but like all children, royal or not, they do tend to act up.
According to royal insiders, they tend to take after their dad Prince William, who earned the title of “your royal naughtiness” as a kid, per a report by OK!
For this, Kate Middleton’s gentle mothering instincts plays a big role in keeping the kids from misbehaving in public.
The Sun reported that the Duchess of Cambridge uses phrases the kids can understand to calm them down when they’re acting out.
For example, Kate is known for using “let’s take a break” to imply “calm down.” This helps to let the children know when they should whine down and pursue other activities such as reading and solving a puzzle.
It is believed that the royal parents use this technique on their children both in public and in private.
Parenting Expert Dr. Rebecca Chicot Analyzes the Duchess of Cambridge’s Public Parenting Skills
The founder of Essential Parent and the author of the “Calm and Happy Toddler”, Dr. Rebecca Chicot, chatted with The Sun on the Duchess’ parenting: “It’s very hard for any parent to have to parent in public. She seems to be good at making warm contact ‘touch to the head’ which is a nice connection.”
“She gets down to their level to talk to them but let’s them be children. She has a lovely balance of sensitivity and gentle boundaries.”
“She doesn’t expect them to behave like little adults and knows that children go through perfectly natural stages like tantrums.”
The expert called Kate a “sensitive” and “warm” mum, adding that “this is called an authoritative style of parenting that is now encouraged.”
“This is compared to an autocratic parenting that was encouraged in some circles in Victorian times (e.g. children should be seen and not heard).”
Kate herself admitted that parenting is hard when she was questioned by the public during the launch of her Early Years’ project.
In reply to someone who wanted to know how she keeps her children from making a fuss, she said: “Yes, that’s a hard one,” adding with a chuckle “I’d also like to ask the experts myself.”
Alice Haynes, deputy head of the Early Years programme at the Anna Freud Centre, shared her own parenting advice. “When my son has a temper-tantrum, I try to put into words how I think he might be feeling in a slow and calm and gentle way.”
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