Kate Middleton Opens Up About Motherhood: "I Was a Very Naive as a Parent"

Kate Middleton Opened Up About Being "Very Naive as a Parent" in a Candid New Talk

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On Wednesday, Kate Middleton (opens in new tab) stepped out for the Royal Foundation's (opens in new tab) Mental Health in Education conference to discuss an issue near and dear to her heart: children's mental health issues.

During the conference, Kate attended several discussions (opens in new tab) and panel sessions, including one about the benefits of integrating mental health training into teacher training courses, during which the Duchess of Cambridge (opens in new tab) took the opportunity to speak up and share some of her own experiences.

Kate got incredibly candid while advocating for mental health training for educators. Per People (opens in new tab), she said: 

The royal is a mother of three (opens in new tab) to Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte (opens in new tab), 3, and little baby Prince Louis (opens in new tab), 10 months. Kate is an outspoken advocate of mental health support for children and focuses much of her charity work on the topic.

"Providing a specific training for newly-qualified teachers helps with their understanding with how children come to school with everyday challenges—whether it’s from home life or school life," explained Catherine Roche, the chief executive of Place2be, one of Kate's favorite charities.

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