The Duchess of Cambridge has been involved in a very dense and important project concerning the early years of children and how significant these years are in shaping the rest of their lives.
Duchess Kate Reveals Findings From Early Years Study
Duchess Kate's research project was commissioned by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and further conducted by Ipsos MORI. This has been the largest survey of its kind in the UK! Duchess Catherine stated on the Royal website,
"More than half a million of you answered our call, so we’ve taken your input and combined it with even more public research to produce the UK’s biggest ever study on the early years."
She will be revealing the findings in a keynote presentation on the 5 Big Insights. Though, she has unveiled two of these major insights on the Kensington Royals Instagram account:
"People overwhelmingly believe that a child's future is not pre-determined at birth. However, most of us don't understand the specific importance of the early years."
Her second insight included the impact of COVID on both parents and their children, showing:
"90% of people see parental mental health and wellbeing as being critical to a child’s development, but in reality people do very little to prioritise themselves. Only 10% of parents mentioned taking the time to look after their own wellbeing when asked how they had prepared for the arrival of their baby."
"Worryingly, over a third of all parents (37%) expect the COVID pandemic to have a negative impact on their long-term mental wellbeing." the post continued.
You can check out more on Duchess Kate's ‘5 Big Questions on the Under Fives’ findings on their official Royal website!