Since the birth of England’s newest member of the royal family, there has been a lot of advice popping up online as to what other moms would like to say to Princess Kate, should they have the chance to chat with the beautiful new mother over a cup of tea. Perhaps it’s the focus on royalty – which makes me think of generations past because, let’s face it, they carried much more class then we do today – but all this talk of the royal baby, got me thinking about what advice my mom would want to share with the princess.
In honor of Prince George, we asked our moms and grandmothers – the matriarchs of Grace for Moms – what they would want to tell Kate. We may be a bit biased but we happen to believe the women that raised each one of our writers are pretty remarkable. They have a lot of wisdom to share with new moms; princess or not.
Motherhood Advice for Princess Kate and the Royal Baby
I would tell Princess Kate to start teaching the little prince how to treat his future princess as soon as possible. – Janet, mother of 2 princesses and 1 prince, grandmother of 1 princess and 3 princes
I would tell Princess Kate two things. First, teach your child to love the Lord with all his heart, soul, mind and strength and to love his neighbor as himself. Second, cherish EVERY moment you have with him. – Deborah, mother of 1 princess and 1 prince, grandmother of 1 princess and 1 prince
First to point him to God from the beginning. If not, others will point him elsewhere. Then, teach him responsibility from a very early age. – Aggie, mother of 2 princesses, grandmother of 2 princes
Get ready! You may be a true princess, but your wardrobe will take a hit at the most unexpected moment with his spit. Embrace the messiness. – Bethany, mother of 1 princess and 1 prince, grandmother of 1 princess and 1 prince
Don’t worry about the little things. Time passes by too quickly to fret about details that won’t matter in a few months. – Alba, mother of 2 princesses and 2 princes, grandmother to 6 princesses and 2 princes, great-grandmother to 3 princesses and 11 princes
Authentic displays of affection, in and out of the public eye, will give him the security of knowing you love him unconditionally. In other words, hold him, love on him and even be silly with him no matter who is watching. – Donna, mother of 1 princess and 1 prince, grandmother of 1 princess and 1 prince
Embrace this new experience and trust yourself. You have what it takes to be a great mother. My “babies ” are mothers now with babies of their own and I can still close my eyes and feel that soft little newborn head. That will stay with you for your lifetime. I think my advice would be to always plan for “one-on-one” time. Whether new-born or teenager this will be the best time to connect, teach, and find the way to each others hearts. Sometimes it will be a fun activity, a special event and other times it will be sitting quietly on the porch swing until little by little the truth and fears come spilling out. This will be quite a challenge as the latest technology pulls them away but nothing can take the place of your undivided attention seeking to know them. Listen carefully, you will learn a lot. – Sharry, mother of 2 princesses, grandmother of 2 princesses and 3 princes
Save your time and energy for the bigger investment in your child. He will not reflect all of the little “things” his life is full of. . .but he will always be a reflection of who you consistently teach him he is – as a person and a child of God. – Tina, mother of 1 princess and 1 prince, grandmother of 1 princess and 4 princes
Such good and timeless advice. How interesting that none of these women chose to give the princess advice about sleep training or scheduling. I’m pretty sure the life of royalty will not fit into a traditional, parenting-book-advice box. I don’t know about you, but I’m going heed this simple advice. If it’s good enough for Kate, it’s good enough for me.
What’s one piece of advice you would like to give Kate if you could?