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Duchess Kate Reveals Which Parenting "Gold Dust" She Wishes She Had As A New Mom

Duchess Catherine is supporting the BBC initiative "Tiny Happy People".
July 14, 2020 - 12:15 / Clemens Fanger

The Duchess of Cambridge has teamed up with the BBC for the creation of a new online platform. The initiative supports parents in developing language and communication skills of their children. Find out what Duchess Kate had to say about the project in an interview with BBC Breakfast.

Duchess Catherine has joined forces with the BBC to help create an education initiative that aims to help new parents and their babies. "Tiny Happy People" is an online platform that helps first-time-parents develop the communication and language skills of their children.

Duchess Kate supports "Tiny Happy People"

In a new interview with BBC Breakfast, the Duchess has now talked about "Tiny Happy People" and how much she wishes she had that kind of support and access to information about her newborn when Prince George was first born back in 2013.

Talking to BBC's Louise Minchin, Kate describes how new dad Ryan and his 8-month-old daughter Mia profit from the online platform: "He's learnt a huge amount from Tiny Happy People. It's information like that I wish I had had as a first-time mom."

Duchess Kate: "It's gold dust [...] for families"

"It's gold dust, really, for families to be given those tips and tools to be able to use, particularly in those first five years. In the first few months there's a huge amount of support from the midwives and health visitors, but from then onwards, there's a massive gap before they then start school," the mom-of-three adds.

"Tiny Happy People" focuses on language development and has the simple core message of talking to children from as early an age as possible. Duchess Catherine helped advise the creators of two animated films on the site all about making eye contact with babies. A source told People: "She helped with the creative look and feel of the films."

It's great to see Kate out and about again, after she and Prince William reunited publicly in a visit with hospital staff last week. It's certainly an amazing initiative by the BBC and it's great to see how involved Duchess Catherine is. Get more news and the latest updates on the royal family right HERE...!