The British are known for their “stiff upper lip,” or holding in their emotions, but Prince William said he’s parenting his kids differently than other royal parents before him. As the royal, and the late Princess Diana’s eldest son, told CALMzine recently, “Catherine (Duchess Kate Middleton) and I are clear that we want both George and Charlotte to grow up feeling able to talk about their emotions and feelings.” This has been a big issue for the royal family these days, especially since William’s brother, Prince Harry recently revealed that he had “shut down” all of his emotions for 20 years after his mother’s death. So the fact that the dad of two and second in line to the throne is opening up with his kids already is a pretty huge deal.
Together, William, Kate, and Harry also founded the Heads Toegther campaign, focused on smashing the stigma of mental health issues. In the interview with CALMzie, William added that working with Heads Together and visiting schools has opened his eyes to the importance of allowing people to feel safe about talking about their emotions:
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