"The relationships in a family or that's surrounding a child are so important," says the Princess of Wales.
Kate Middleton who is often in the news for her commendable social work is using her voice to create awareness about creating a positive family space. The Princess of Wales talked about the joys and challenges of parenting in her recent conversation with U.K. radio host Roman Kemp as per PEOPLE. The mother of three, Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, with her husband, Prince William, Kate works on many similar ventures of social value.
The 41-year-old Princess of Wales spoke about mental wellness, relationships, and early childhood with Kemp. The video was a part of her campaign Shaping Us which talks about mental health and the early years. The video which was uploaded on the royal couple, Prince William and Princess Kate’s YouTube account notes, “A big part of Shaping Us is talking about our early years, our experiences and what we can all do to help shape happier healthier lives. Who have you spoken to this week about your memories of your own early years?” It discusses the goals to be achieved by the campaign in conversation with “new #ShapingUs Champion Roman Kemp.”
Princess Kate and the Capital Breakfast presenter are seen walking and talking in the countryside of Hertfordshire, England as the two discuss the pressing issue which triggers an anxious state of mind. Sharing about the current cost of living he says, “All you have to do is look around, especially, you know, at the country, and see people are not just struggling with raising kids, they're struggling with just putting a roof above their heads, to be able to heat their house. So, all of those things can come into play,” as the mental health advocate proceeded with the conversation.
Touching upon the important aspects of life the 30-year-old radio host also spoke about his family as he said he was lucky to be "very loved throughout (his) life," and to make it a norm can solve many things. Agreeing, the Princess responded, "Yeah. And love goes a long way. It's very true." As she adds, "And this is the thing, is that every family is different. The pressures we face are all different, whilst raising the importance of early childhood." She continued, "This isn't about putting extra pressure on families. It's actually saying they need the support and help reprioritizing family life, home life and all that it takes in raising children today because it is tough."
"The relationships in a family or that's surrounding a child are so important. The environment in which you bring up a child is as important, as whereas the experiences you engage them with." She further explained, "It's not about the number of toys they've got or the number of sort of trips that you go on with them.” She then pointed, “It's just making sure that they've got the right emotional support around them and that comes from the adults in their lives," continued the British royal.
The conversation between Kate and Kemp was intended for a long-term program as it was released on February 3. The Royal Foundation's website notes, "a major new awareness-raising campaign to increase public understanding of the crucial importance of the first five years of a child's life." As Shaping Us hopes to transform "the most strategically important topics of our time."
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