Kate Middleton is back to work after enjoying Christmas with the Middleton family. The Duchess of Cambridge is scheduled to visit the Anna Freud Early Years Parenting Centre on Wednesday, January 11. Kate is a patron of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, a charity that provides referrals and resources to promote positive mental health care.
After spending most of 2016 being called work-shy and work-allergic, Kate was labeled the laziest Royal of all, attending the least amount of Royal functions and obligations than any other member of the Family. Is the Duchess of Cambridge ringing in the New Year with a new attitude toward the importance of her Royal patronages?
The Anna Freud Early Years Parenting Centre opened its doors in 2011, the same year Kate Middleton and Prince William were married. The goal of this branch of the Anna Freud Centre is to work with families who have children age 5 and younger to provide early intervention for proper mental health care.
The Early Years Parenting Unit [EYPU] works with the entire family, offering a program for parents with personality disorders. The center addresses these personality disorders as well as the children’s developmental needs in the parent-child relationship.
The ultimate goal of the EYCP is to keep families together and help parents become more aware of their young children’s needs which will, if executed properly, lead to more emotionally attuned parenting.
Kate Middleton will meet with parents who have completed the Anna Freud Early Years Parenting Unit’s treatment program. The parents will explain the services to the Duchess of Cambridge and how it affects their day-to-day family life now.
Families who are currently enrolled in the Early Years Parenting Unit ‘theraplay’ sessions will also meet with Kate Middleton. This program promotes the attachment relationship between parents and young children.
In addition to meeting the families involved in the programs offered by EYPU, Kate will meet the staff who have created this specialized treatment program.
The Early Years Parenting Unit could become a charity that is of the utmost importance to Kate Middleton and perhaps Prince William as the Cambridge’s have publicly declared they would not hesitate to seek professional mental health care for Prince George or Princess Charlotte.
It may have taken Kate nearly six years to figure out her niche in the Royal Family, but it appears as if she has finally figured out that a future Queen’s Royal responsibilities are of the utmost importance. Come back to CDL for all your Royal news and reports!
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