Kate Middleton’s parenting solutions failed as a “throw money at it” tactic Royal | News

The Duchess of Cambridge on Thursday convened a group of civil servants, experts and ministers, including Health Minister Sajid Javid, to discuss the findings of her think tank’s new inquiry commission, the Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood.

The survey found that less than a fifth of parents understand the “unique” importance of the development of children under the age of six.

However, the survey also found that nine out of ten people agree that early years are important in shaping children’s lives.

It was also found that seven out of ten people believe that development at an early age should be a priority of society, while more than half admit that future mental health is the most likely aspect of later life to be affected by an early life.

Kate, who founded the think tank last year, met with Family Minister Will Quince and officials from the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

She said at the meeting: “We know that only a minority of people understand the critical importance of the first five years of a child’s life, and that is what we really need to change.

“If we can teach children to manage their emotions and feelings at an early age, it will help them avoid turning to addiction, self-harm or suicide even at a later age.

“Together we have a great opportunity here to help shape the future.”

After the report was published, the Duchess said: “Our early childhood experiences fundamentally affect our entire lives and lay the foundation for how we will continue to progress as individuals, with each other, as a community and as a society.

“The findings published today provide us with a huge opportunity and show that there is a real appetite of the public to put this issue on all our agendas.

“We can all do more – every member of society can play a key role, whether directly with the child or investing in the adults around them – parents, carers, the early workforce and more.”

However, the royal family provoked some criticism because it did not call for higher standards in parenting and instead “threw money” at the problems that British children face.

Enrollment The SpectatorFrank Young, editorial director and lead researcher of children and families at Civitas think tank, said: “Kate Middleton became the first royal person to establish a think-tank, the Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood.

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“This week, she called on ministers, civil servants and academics to discuss the findings of the survey: it seems that most Britons want a greater focus on early childhood.

“Even more worrying, the same poll, commissioned by the duchess herself, showed that one in eight new parents is looking for parenting advice from celebrities on social media.

“Her solution seems to be to throw money at the problem.”

Mr Young said parents should be allowed to spend more time with their children.

He wrote: “Our system of taxes and benefits is terribly inconsistent with parents. Every year, the Department of Education conducts a mega-survey of parents – and every year exhausted moms (and dads) say they would rather spend less time working and more with their children.

“Our tax system is cruelly biased towards parents and the benefits they can claim can only be used to subsidize someone else to take care of their children.”

According to a poll by Ipsos, commissioned by the Royal Foundation, almost half of the public believes that there is not enough support for parents to help their children develop.

It was also found that parents are more likely to seek help regarding their child’s physical than mental health.

The study found that in the past year, 35 percent sought advice on child nutrition and 34 percent on vaccines, compared with only 21 percent and 23 percent on children’s social and emotional development.

Mr Young added: “The pandemic has been rude to the nation’s children: learning gaps have grown and children who have made better progress have made progress.

“Poorer children who start school at the age of four are already on average a year and a half behind their wealthier classmates.

“We can mess with whatever we want, but, as members of the royal family know, family life is the most important thing.

“But it’s not something you’ll hear much about in Westminster or Kensington Palace, where talking about family really remains the last educational taboo.”

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