The Duchess of Cambridge Sparks Serious Talks About Early Childhood Development
Kate Middleton has spent years “listening and learning” about the topic of early childhood development and she’s ready to take the initiative to the next stage.
Kate Middleton Believes Children’s Mental Health Should Be A Priority
In the Duchess’ first political round-table talk since she joined the Royal Family more than a decade ago, she highlighted the need to prioritize children’s mental health. She met up with the Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, on Thursday for the significant event.
Kate is hoping to convince the Government that there is a “huge appetite” for driving awareness and action on the wider impact that the first five years of life can have on society at large.
After a poll of 4,682 people reported that more than more than half (55 percent) recognize that adults with fewer mental issues can be raised when a child’s well-being is taken seriously. It was also found that parents are more likely to seek help for a child’s physical wellbeing than do so for their social and emotional development.
Alongside the people from the Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood and the Health Secretary, she also met families minister Will Quince, representatives from the early years sector and officials from the Department for Education and the Department of Health and Social Care.
Speaking ahead of the meeting, Kate, 40, said: “Our experiences in early childhood fundamentally impact our whole life and set the foundation for how we go on to thrive as individuals, with one another, as a community and as a society.
“The findings published today present us with a huge opportunity and demonstrate there is real appetite from the public to bring this issue up all of our agendas.
“There is more we can all do – every member of society can play a key role, whether that is directly with a child or by investing in the adults around them – the parents, the carers, the early years workforce and more.”
Many people support the idea that shaping the lives of young children can have a great positive impact on them that’ll help them navigate adulthood, although only a agree to the unique importance of children’s development from birth to the age of five.
The Foundation was launched last summer by the Duchess, who believes that taking a “holistic” approach to parenting will provide children the tools they need to be stable adults.
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