Kate Middleton Uses Coded Gestures When Her Children Are Having Tantrums In Public

Being a parent is hard enough, I can't imagine being one in the public eye. And no, I'm not talking about Instagram mommy bloggers with a few hundred thousand followers, which Lord knows is hard enough, I'm talking about the international recognition that comes with being part of the Royal family. Being a mom plus being an international celebrity? Sounds exhasuting!

Do you know who knows that better than anyone? Kate Middleton!

Newsflash: Disciplining children in public is really hard work.

We've all been the parent who's raised their voice in the cereal aisle because your toddler is screaming and crying for a box of Christmas-colored Cheerios in July — it happens.

Thankfully, though, there have been no cameras around when we've given our kids a strict talking to.

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The same thing can't be said of any major celebrity, especially someone as famous as future Queen of England — Kate Middleton.

When she's disciplining her children in public, there's a very good chance there's someone with a camera close by.

Now, child development and parenting expert Dr. Chicot is weighing in on what Kate does when her children are throwing tantrums in public.

As you'd expect, Kate still keeps it classy and cool AF even when dealing with meltdowns.

Speaking with *The Independent* Dr. Chico reported that "It’s very hard for any parent to have to parent in public" however Kate seems to be "good at making warm contact like a 'touch to the head' which is a nice connection."

"She gets down to their level to talk to them but lets them be children. She has a lovely balance of sensitivity and gentle boundaries," she added.

"She doesn’t expect them to behave like little adults and knows that children go through perfectly natural stages like tantrums."

In fact, the expert reports she even has a secret code she uses when they're in public.

When telling them "Let’s take a break", she actually means "calm down" — a much more relaxed phrase.

Dr. Chicot made it clear that Kate can still have fun despite being a prominent Royal.

In 2019, Princess Charlotte was seen poking her tongue out at crowds after her mother encouraged her to wave at the audience.

Instead of lashing out at the young Princess, she chuckled and talked her down from a potential meltdown.

"When Charlotte was upset she got down to talk to her quietly. This shows firmness and warmth - neither cajoling nor getting angry," said the parenting expert.

I think these are such great points for us all to remember when parenting in public!

h/t: The Independent