Prince William Won't Make Same Parenting Mistakes His Dad Did

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Prince William Kate MiddletonIf you're not on Kate Middleton birth watch already (as if there's anyone out there who isn't anxiously awaiting the royal bundle of joy), here's another reason to get excited! Pretty soon we'll get a look at a whole new side of Prince William: Wills, the royal dad! And it's already sounding like he's going to be channeling his lovely mom more so than his pops when the royal baby makes her (fingers crossed) arrival.

That's right, Prince William has no interest in "traditional royal father" roles. He's going to be a modern dad.

According to a source close to the royal family, Prince Charles wasn't a diaper changing kind of guy, but the Duke of Cambridge sees himself as an equal partner to Kate, and that means Prince William will be shouldering equal parenting duties:

He’ll expect to have sleepless nights and take a hand in changing nappies. He’ll be very hands-on -- and that means from Day One.

And here I didn't think the prince could actually get any sexier! But as a mom, let me tell you, there is NOTHING sexier than a man who loves his kids and is willing to do anything to show it.

My husband is one of those men. An only child, he'd never changed a diaper before our daughter was born, but he dove right in in the hospital. He was rapt watching the nurse teach us how to give her a bath and his big manly hands would cradle her head so gently, I sometimes got tears in my eyes.

OK, so maybe I was a little bit hormonal?

The point is, dads like my husband, dads like Prince William plans to be, aren't the future of fatherhood. They're today's dads, dads who aren't the bumbling idiots you see on the average TV sitcom, dads who understand that it isn't just the kids who need their fathers to be present; it's the moms. Moms need support, and we really do recognize when a guy is pulling his weight.

Prince Charles may have followed the traditional royal roles in never changing a diaper, but look where all those traditional roles got him in marriage.

Kate Middleton is lucky. She has a husband who was raised not just by her father-in-law, but by her mother-in-law too. Something tells me Prince William is not going to let his wife ever encounter the struggles of Princess Diana.

And if a PRINCE, the future KING, can get a little baby poop on his hands, there's absolutely no reason any other man out there can't do the same for HIS baby ... and his partner. Ya hear that Kanye?

Do you find it inspiring that Prince William is going to shoulder equal parenting or is that just something you'd expect from a dad in 2013?

 

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nonmember avatar dee

I Think it is nice to have the father there just as much. The father has to bond with the baby and ya! lots of men wait until they get older but the time you spend with your baby at first is the most important

Lisa Gill

Prince Charles was a good father (after all he was the first Royal father to be in the delivery room). He didn't like to change diapers (who does?) but the close bond he has with his sons speaks volumes about how involved he was and is as a father. Prince William will be a great father because of both of his parents. People should stop judging Prince Charles' parenting based on his marriage failure. Those are 2 different things. Its not fair to him or his sons.

Lisa Gill

Lets not forget the critisicm Prince Charles got when Willliam was small because he cut his schedule way back to spend time with his son.  

nonmember avatar Lord K

@ Lisa...yeah but ole prince Chuck is still one ugly dude! He only got Diana because he's the crown prince of the UK lol.

femal... femaleMIKE

My husband and I are great parents too. We have a great plan on how we are going to parent our baby.   crap, we are not actual parents just yet.  Lets wait till the child is born before "we" decide that he will be a better father than his own father.

femal... femaleMIKE

What I am trying to say is that what we say we are going to do vs. what will do are 2 different things.

JeanAnn Soeder

if he wasn't already sexy is right!!! I do LOVE Prince William and his Beautiful wife Princess Kate!! I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the wee baby!!

nonmember avatar Jocelyn

I agree with Lisa. Charles was a good father. Lousy husband to Diana sure,but good father. I would expect to hear this news in 2013 but it is nice he's doing that. Good for him!

Joanna Marino

I agree with Lisa Gill Prince Charles has been a very good father to both of his sons. Just look at the 3 of them together and you see a very tight bond. Lets not forget he raised them on his own from the time William was 15 and Harry 12.

Derek W. Newell

Will and Kate, will have a little girl, plus, Will and Kate, will be great parents.That being said. HELLO, my name is Derek, and I was hoping you all would like to view a poem I wrote in that pertains to the relationship  amongst  William and Kate. Please go to Google, and type in my name, Derek Newell and then my poem, ''EXPRESS IT'' Please turn your family and friends on to my poem. I know it will inspire them. Lady Di will be looking down on those two excellent individuals, and stearing them in the right direction. When little Diana junior grows up, she will be a most extraordinary Queen, loved and respected by all of her subjects..OK folks, you you take care, and never fear, and remember this always please.....


It is today that matters, not tomorrow, next week or after,


It is now that counts, so fill your life, with hope, joy and laughter.


DEREK W, NEWELL


A NEWFOUNDLAND POET

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