What’s better than seeing a father man up and take responsibility for raising his children alongside his wife? Seeing a dreamy prince do it, obviously.
Prince William talked to Talk Vietnam about his struggles being a parent to three-year-old Prince George and one-year-old Princess Charlotte. He told the talk show, “Well, as the other parents in the room will testify, there’s wonderful highs and there’s wonderful lows. It’s been quite a change for me, personally.”
William claims to be no expert on parenting, but he seems to understand that it’s entirely a learning experience. He admits, “I’ve struggled at times, the alteration from being a single, independent man to going into marriage and then having children is life-changing. I adore my children very much and I’ve learned a lot about myself and about a family, just from having my own children, and it’s amazing how much you pick up from just in those moments.”
Parenting is a serious job, and though it is commonly assumed that it should be a woman’s responsibility, it is a huge undertaking. It’s great to see parenthood being treated as a job for both the husband and the wife.
William praises his partner, saying, “I’m very lucky in the support I have from Catherine. She is an amazing mother and a fantastic wife.” Taking the time to commend our friends and partners is a simple way to empower each other every day. William took the opportunity to acknowledge Kate’s efforts as a mother and as a wife.
He also talked about how different it is to have a daughter, as he never had a sister growing up. “Having a daughter is a very different dynamic. So I’m learning about having a daughter and having a girl in the family.”
The Prince then mentioned how he wanted to raise his children to be aware of the world around them. This desire comes from his hope that his children will lead an anti-materialistic lifestyle. “I think there’s a lot of huge aspirations and people living with an inordinate amount of stuff that they don’t necessarily need.” While he wants his son and daughter to set high goals for themselves, he hopes these goals are not related to material possessions.
Prince William’s take on parenting is exactly what the world needs to see today. He shares equal responsibility with his wife on raising and taking care of his children, and he takes the time to thank her for all she does. If that’s not a great example of how important teamwork is in parenting, we don’t know what is!
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