During a virtual chat with fellow parents, the Duchess of Cambridge revealed what it's been like to educate her kids, Prince George (7) and Princess Charlotte (5), from home, and based on her responses, it hasn't been all smooth-sailing. On Instagram, she wrote, "We spoke with parents about the challenges that many families are facing during the third lockdown here in the UK—and how important it is to prioritise parents’ mental wellbeing as it has a direct connection to their child’s mental health."
In the video, we see Melissa Loosemore, the headteacher at Roe Green Junior School in London, ask a group of parents a series of questions. When she prompted them to rate their math skills on a scale of one to ten, Middleton emphasized that it's one of her absolute worst subjects and wrote, "negative five." She added, "I'm obviously right at the bottom!"
Loosemore then followed up by asking the parents to write one word that best sums up parenting during the pandemic, and the duchess gave the most accurate answer, "Exhausting."
Middleton said, "As parents, we have day-to-day elements of being a parent, but, I suppose, during lockdown we've had to take on additional roles that others in our community and lives would have helped us with."
In the clip, the mother of three also confessed that she has taken on a second new role at home, although her children are not too thrilled about it. She said, "I have become a hairdresser in lockdown—much to my children's horror!"
Solving math problems and styling hair may not be Kate's strongest skills, but we'll give her points for effort.
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