Kate for mom of the year!
HOW the royal has been raising two princes and a princess.
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