We're so thrilled to see Kate Middleton taking on such an important cause!
On Wednesday, Kate expressed her views on children's mental health in a blog post through the Huffington Post's "Young Minds Matter" series. The piece was as well written as it was informative.
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In the message, Middleton expresses her belief that addiction and adulthood problems are often caused by "unresolved childhood challenges". The momma warned that if precautionary measures aren't taken to address the needs of "taboo" issues children too often face, this will lead to major issues down the road.
K.M. elaborated on her position:
"…time and time again, the issues that led people to addiction and destructive decision making seemed to almost always stem from unresolved childhood challenges. It became clear to me that many children — even those younger than five — have to deal with complex problems without the emotional resilience, language or confidence to ask for help. And it was also clear that with mental health problems still being such a taboo, many adults are often too afraid to ask for help for the children in their care."
While this is such a sensitive issue, it's nice to see the Duchess of Cambridge working with mental health charities like the Anna Freud Centre to bring change.
Not only did the beauty incorporate her own work anecdotes to express her opinion, but she also included tidbits about children Prince George and Princess Charlotte to drive the PSA home.
The brunette explained:
"Like most parents today, William and I would not hesitate to seek help for our children if they needed it. We hope to encourage George and Charlotte to speak about their feelings, and to give them the tools and sensitivity to be supportive peers to their friends as they get older. We know there is no shame in a young child struggling with their emotions or suffering from a mental illness."
Aw! Georgie and Char are SO lucky to have such well-informed and doting parents!
You can read Kate's entire piece HERE.
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