Kate for mom of the year!

HOW the royal has been rais­ing two princes and a princess.

People (South Africa) - - Contents - BY EL BROIDE

THEY’RE the pic­ture-per­fect fam­ily and she car­ries it all of with such grace, but in re­al­ity be­ing a mom is hard work. There are tri­als and tribu­la­tions and one con­tin­ues to learn on a daily ba­sis. Kate Mid­dle­ton, how­ever, has put on a won­der­ful show. She is the proud mom of Prince Ge­orge, Princess Char­lotte and Prince Louis and while she does have some help, she has made it her prime re­spon­si­bil­ity to be the best mother she can be.

When it comes to rais­ing her kids, Kate is very in­volved and ad­mits that the se­cret to be­ing a good par­ent is to show your chil­dren as much love as pos­si­ble.

“Hugs are very im­por­tant,” Kate ad­mit­ted re­cently. “That’s what I tell my chil­dren.”

But while af­fec­tion re­mains an im­por­tant part of the royal house­hold, Kate has put other fac­tors into place to en­sure she raises her chil­dren in the best way pos­si­ble and teach­ing them to be role mod­els while still hav­ing the free­dom to just be them­selves.

“Kate is so amaz­ing with her kids,” a palace in­sider says. “Peo­ple at the palace are so in awe of her. She’s a nat­u­ral.”

Kate, how­ever, isn’t a le­nient mom and tends to be strict when it comes to her chil­dren’s be­hav­iour.

“Kate may al­ways have a smile on her face, but she has some strict rules,” the in­sider con­tin­ues. “She re­fuses to spoil them, and wants to be sure that they grow up to be grounded and grate­ful for ev­ery­thing they’ve been given.” One thing Kate in­sists on is good man­ners. She and Prince Wil­liam teach the kids to ‘al­ways say please and thank you – es­pe­cially if their great­grand­mother (Queen El­iz­a­beth

II) is around’. Kate is also teach­ing Ge­orge and Char­lotte to cook for them­selves. “Kate re­ally wants them to learn about food from an early age so that they’ll un­der­stand how to make healthy choices,” the source says adding that the fam­ily time is some­thing Kate and Wills look for­ward to.

“I re­ally en­joy mak­ing pizza dough with Ge­orge and Char­lotte be­cause they like get­ting their hands messy,” Kate said in a re­cent in­ter­view.

An­other valu­able les­son Kate is adamant to teach her kids is the power of friend­ship.

“Wil­liam and Kate en­sure that their kids have around three play­dates a week,” the source con­tin­ues, adding that the chil­dren are urged to play in the fresh air. “They usu­ally play on the grounds of Kens­ing­ton Palace. But if it’s rain­ing, they’ll do a puz­zle. It’s im­por­tant to Kate that they’re stim­u­lated and learn­ing new things.”

In fact, Kate has banned the use of iPads in her house. “Kate didn’t have a lot of tech­nol­ogy when she was younger, so the last thing she wants is for her kids to grow up in front of a screen,” the source ex­plains. But nat­u­rally, the two do bend the rules and let the kids watch some TV ev­ery now and then. “Char­lotte is a big fan of Peppa Pig and Ge­orge loves The Lion King.”

The royal fam­ily is so proud of Kate for the won­der­ful way she has been rais­ing her chil­dren. “Rais­ing three young kids is no easy task – in fact, for most peo­ple, it’s a night­mare. But Kate is do­ing it with grace and ease. She truly is a su­per­mom.”

Kate with PriceLouis

Kate with Ge­orge and Char­lotte

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