Guide supports Kate Middleton's move away from 'royal traditions' to parent in her 'own style'

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KATE MIDDLETON, 38, is the wife of Prince William, also 38. The couple have had three royal children in the last seven years. A parenting expert has shared what their parenting might be like.


Parenting in the Royal Family differs from normal parenting as there are certain protocols that must be followed.

Traditional royal parenting includes sending the children to top schools, teaching the children different languages and not showing affection to their children while in public.


Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mariyah Hafesji, Parenting Expert at Kiddies Kingdom, explained that Kate's parenting differs from other royal mothers.


The expert said: "Despite Kate coming from a privileged background, it is important to her and William to give their children as much of a 'normal life' as possible.


"They refrain from overindulging them and are keen to involve them in charity and community work from a young age, instilling the importance of giving back."


Mariyah added that Kate appears relaxed and has a playful nature towards her royal children.


The expert said: "She is not shy of laughing, grinning, and dancing with her family at royal appearances, something that is rather unusual for someone in the public eye, let alone a royal."


The parenting expert explained that Kate's "calm and relaxed" nature when she is spotted in public reflects into how she brings up her children.


Mariyah added: "When out in public together, she is always close by to George, Charlotte and Louis, making sure to give them space whilst also reassuring them that she is on hand."


“Despite being surrounded by cameras and press, she is always watching her children and if they become distressed or in-need, she often kneels by their side to reassure them."


Kate comes to her children's level so that she can speak to them using eye contact.


This is proven to be a powerful way of communicating and it also proves to the children that she is equal to them.


Mariyah said that this is a "trait that has been unheard of with previous royal parents". The parenting expert added that Kate is parenting by her own style and is moving away from royal traditions.


However, one royal parenting technique that the couple do follow is sending their children to top performing schools.


Leon Hady of Guide Education explained to Express.co.uk why Kate and William may have decided to pick the school that the children attend.


The expert said: "With the royal princes and princess attending a well regarding private school in Battersea, there are many reasons such an establishment would have been chosen.


"A key one that comes to mind is considering the need for privacy, for such high profile tots."


While the children are seen at royal engagements, Kate and William do keep their children's lives very private.


Leon added that the couple could also have picked their private school because they offer more after-school activities.

The expert explained: "Top prep schools offer this and so much more in terms of extra-curricular activities which often elongates the school day considerably.


"My own children are picked up by the school bus at 8am and do not return until after 6pm, where they normally have double or triple after school activities as well as homework club.


"Perfect for allowing busy parents to keep working without the refocus of childcare."


Attending after-school activities and improving their learning will help the royal children in their roles within the Royal Family when they grow up.







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