The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, recently answered questions during an informal question and answer session. She answered questions following the release of the U.K.-wide “5 Big Questions on the Under Fives” survey on the early years of childhood. It is the largest ever U.K. study on early childhood. And, in her answers The Duchess of Cambridge was able to relate to those who love her.
Kate Middleton answers questions regarding early childhood study
People shared all about the informal question and answer session the Duchess held. She started out saying she’s asked a lot about what sparked her interest in the project. Kate said, “I think people assume that because I am a parent, that’s why I’ve taken an interest in the Early Years. I think this really is bigger than that. This isn’t just about happy, healthy children. This is about the society I hope we could and can become.”
The Duchess continued saying, “Right from the early days, meeting lots of people who are suffering with addiction or poor mental health and hearing time and time again that their troubles now in adulthood stem right back from early childhood experience.”
The Duchess turned to a few experts for input
Some of the questions were a bit difficult for Kate to answer. So, she turned to some experts to gather a little help. One question she turned for help for involved toddler tantrums. The Duchess joked that she needed some advice in this area too. She said, “Yes, that’s a hard one. I’d also like to ask the experts myself!”
Kate has three children of her own. She is the mother of two sons, Prince George, 7, and Prince Louis, 2, as well as their daughter Princess Charlotte, 5.
She addressed what the best part of study was for her. And, that would be getting to spend so much time with all the families. Hearing their stories was very special to Kate.
Early childhood is a very important time for children and their development. The Duchess says “I was amazed, as a first-time parent, that 90 percent of our adult brain develops by the age of five so there is such a huge opportunity as parents and carers and all those looking after children in those early years.”
The questions continued and she addressed what she hoped for as far as the future and this survey. Ultimately, Kate would love to bring the study to other countries. She said, “There’s amazing work going on internationally because ultimately, this is a global issue and it would be great to see best practice being shared so, yes, I hope so in the future.”
And, the Duchess shared there are many more projects in the works for 2021 and beyond. She thanked everyone for their questions and said this is only the beginning. The work can’t be completed overnight. There is much to be done. She vowed to continue the efforts in the future.
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