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Kate Middletons Mom Revealed Her Secret for Raising Polite Kids (and Grandkids, Obvi)
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Carole Middleton, mother to duchess KatePippa and James, has had her share of practice when it comes to raising children (and, more recently, grandchildren).

In her first-ever interview, Middleton, 63, revealed her secrets for raising polite kids (and it’s safe to say her parenting style has worked, considering her daughter is the future Queen of England and all).

Grandma Middleton swears by having a routine. “This might surprise you, but I think one of the most important qualities of a good parent is discipline,” the mother of three and grandmother of four told The Telegraph. “That doesn’t mean you’re strict, but routine is vital,” she says. “Maybe structure is a nicer word. You can’t suddenly start teaching them about politeness at 13. You have to do it from the start.”

Seems little Louis and Arthur may already be learning their “pleases” and “thank yous” from Gran. (Duke or duchess lessons for the future baby of Sussex, Megs?)

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