Duchess Kate shares two things children need to have a good childhood in a new podcast about being a mother, originally published on goodmorningamerica.com
Duchess Kate offers an open view of her experiences with motherhood in a new podcast interview.
Taking a quick look at the podcast “Happy Mum, Happy Baby” released on Friday by Kensington Palace, Kate – the mother of Prince George (6), Princess Charlotte (4) and Prince Louis (1) – spoke about the Key to a good childhood due to their own upbringing.
“One of them is the quality of the relationships, the moments you spend with people around you,” Kate told podcast presenter Giovanna Fletcher. “I remember that from my own childhood.”
“I had an amazing grandma who spent a lot of time with us, playing with us, doing handicrafts and going to the greenhouse to work in the garden and cook with us,” said Kate, who has two younger siblings. “And I try to incorporate many of the experiences she made back then into the experiences that I now give my children.”
Kate, who brought William, George and Charlotte to the Back to Nature garden she designed last year, also spoke about the importance she attaches to spending time outdoors with her children.
“There are also environments in which you spend time: a happy home, a safe environment,” she said. “As kids, we spent a lot of time outside, and that’s something I’m really passionate about.”
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I think it’s so great for physical and mental wellbeing and laying [developmental] Basics, “said Kate about nature.” It’s a great environment to spend time building these high quality relationships without the distractions of “I have to cook” and “I have to do it” and actually “it’s so easy.”
The interview, which will be fully released on Saturday in the podcast “Happy Mum, Happy Baby”, shows Kate how she speaks openly about her own experiences with motherhood and the work she focuses on in her role as Queen.
The Duchess started the interview in January after attending a kindergarten in London to promote her survey “5 Big Questions About Under Fives”.
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The survey includes questions on topics such as what is most important for children to lead a happy adult life, who is responsible for giving children the best shot in life, and what stage of a child’s life is for health and happiness Adults is most important.
“I want to hear the key issues that affect our families and communities so that I can focus my work on where it is most needed,” said Kate in a statement announcing the release of the survey in January. “My goal is to enable the coming generations to make lasting changes.”
Kate has made early childhood development a focus of her royal work since becoming a mother herself.
The Duchess of Cambridge is known for incorporating hands-on visits with children, parents, and caregivers into her royal engagements.
Since Kate announced the “5 Big Questions About Under Fives” survey, she has traveled the UK to meet with children and carers and encourage people to participate.
“It will take a long time – I am talking about a generation change – but hopefully this is the first small step: starting a conversation about the importance of early childhood development,” said Kate about the aim of the survey. “It’s not just about happy, healthy children. This is for lifelong consequences and results.”