Kate Middleton Opens Up About Being A Mum
She says she lacks confidence
While Kate Middleton might appear composed at all times(except when Prince William gets caught dad dancing) the Royal admits she questions herself when it comes to motherhood.
Overnight, the Duchess appeared at a charity event championing maternal mental health, where she told the audience she sometimes lacks confidence when it comes to parenting Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 1.
“There is no rule book, no right or wrong—you just have to make it up and do the very best you can to care for your family,” the Duchess said. “For many mothers, myself included, this can, at times lead to lack of confidence and feelings of ignorance.
“It’s right to talk about motherhood as a wonderful thing, but we also need to talk about its stresses and strains. It’s okay not to find it easy. Asking for help should not be seen as a sign of weakness.”
Middleton added that seeking help for mental health was no different from treating an everyday ailment.
“If any of us caught a fever during pregnancy, we would seek advice and support from a doctor,” she said. “Getting help with our mental health is no different—our children need us to look after ourselves and get the support we need.”
Middleton isn’t the only member of the Royal family to speak about the challenges of parenthood. Last year, Prince William admitted he’d found becoming a dad “life-changing”.
“I’ve struggled at times,” he said. “The alteration from being a single, independent man to going into marriage and then having children is life-changing.”
Via Harpers Bazaar
Source: redonline co uk
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