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Kate Middleton Shares The Parenting “Gold Dust” She Wishes She Had As A First-Time Mum

The Duchess of Cambridge has launched a program for new parents

Kate Middleton has never been one to shy away from sharing the parenting advice she believes will benefit new mums or the ones she wishes she’d known when she became a first-time mum. This week, the Duchess of Cambridge is lending her support to new parents and their babies in an initiative she says she wishes she had around when Prince George was born. 

Speaking with the BBC, the royal mum-of-three talked about how the new program, Tiny Happy People, is the perfect platform for parents. It will help to address the language gap among children aged under five. 

The royal spoke of a new dad named Ryan and his 8-month-old daughter Mia. She said: “He’s learnt a huge amount from Tiny Happy People. It’s information like that I wish I had had as a first-time mum.”

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“It’s gold dust, really, for families to be given those tips and tools to be able to use, particularly in those first five years.” 

“In the first few months there’s a huge amount of support from the midwives and health visitors, but from then onwards, there’s a massive gap before they then start school,” she adds.

In a statement, per PeopleKate said, “Families and carers are at the heart of nurturing the next generation of happy, healthy adults, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to turn to for advice. Tiny Happy People is an invaluable resource which provides parents and carers with support and tips, as well as simple activities to ensure children develop the language skills they need to have the best possible start in life. I am delighted to have been part of its journey and hope families across the UK will enjoy exploring the resources.”

The program features informative short films, articles and quizzes and delves into the science behind a baby’s brain development, as well as handy activities to do with both babies and toddlers. 

This isn’t the first time the duchess has showed support for new parents. Earlier this year, she begun an initiative, called the 5 Big Questions on the Under Fives as she hoped to gain more understanding of what parents, teachers and carers wanted to see improved in order to help the next generation of children.

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