Kate Middleton & Prince William Are Turning Royal Parenting on Its Head

Prince William and Prince George
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They have definitely given up on tradition when it comes to royal parenting. Prince William recently opened up about how he and Kate Middleton are raising their two kids, and have committed to raising George and Charlotte to be emotionally mature, and able to express their feelings.

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Will revealed in an interview with CALMzine that he and his wife have eschewed the "stiff upper lip" style of parenting for their own kids. They may be royals, but he's more concerned about raising kids who don't ignore and smash down their feelings.

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"Catherine and I are clear that we want both George and Charlotte to grow up feeling able to talk about their emotions and feelings," he explained. "Over the past year we have visited a number of schools together where we have been amazed listening to children talk about some quite difficult subjects in a clear and emotionally articulate way, something most adults would struggle with."

He continued, "Seeing this has really given me hope things are changing. And there is a generation coming up who find it normal to talk openly about emotions."

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Will and Kate recently decided to enroll Prince George at Thomas's Battersea, a primary school that touts a policy toward kindness and emotional health, in addition to academic excellence. It's a huge change up from tradition, which would have seen George attend the same all-boys school that William and Harry did, Wetherby School in Notting Hill.

Will and Kate have become outspoken advocates for mental health, especially for children and young adults. It's amazing to see them live their convictions in real life, and just makes us love them even more. Prince George and Princess Charlotte are lucky kiddos. 

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