To think you shouldn't keep publicly criticizing your toddler's behaviour

(9 Posts)
incywincybitofa Wed 13-Apr-16 14:54:20

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they mention their son always say
he is a "little monkey" fair enough, on his trip to Malta Prince William said Prince George is very naughty, and today the Duchess said Prince George was too naughty to bring on tour, at Christmas they made some negative comments about his behaviour. It just seems every time they mention his sister it is to say how lovely she is, every time they mention him it is to say how naughty he is. He even described his son enjoying Christmas as challenging.
These children are global media fodder where every comment is picked up and circulated around the world, their kids will read it one day. And to be honest Prince George sounds quite normal for his age.

So they say all these negative comments about their perfectly normal naughty son then ask the press to respect his privacy

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 13-Apr-16 14:57:57

hmm find a hobby.

gandalf456 Wed 13-Apr-16 15:00:42

I see what you mean but maybe they're struggling or other people are making comments. I did this at that stage but I tried to change when I realised that my negativity wasn't helping

BestZebbie Wed 13-Apr-16 16:34:17

The little sister isn't old enough to actually be naughty yet, is she?
Maybe they are trying to be lighthearted or make connections with people - it is easier to relate to 'well, they might be royal but their toddler is a handful too' than 'oh god they are ramming their perfect life down our throats, out of touch or what'.

enchantedfairytale Wed 13-Apr-16 16:38:46

I think BestZebble is right, in that they are just trying to relate to 'normal' parents smile

Strokethefurrywall Wed 13-Apr-16 16:45:06

FGS - every parent does this. When my friends ask how my 2 year old is I respond "he's the devil" - he's 2, he's hilarious, and full of mischief but he's a demanding nightmare a lot of the time.
Parenting a toddler isn't easy.
If they said that he was an angel they'd get flack for being smug and no doubt receive a million responses along the lines of "of course he's an angel, because the nanny is raising him" - they can't win here.

Sirzy Wed 13-Apr-16 16:46:32

If they were saying he is an angel then people would complain that he was too perfect!

AliceInUnderpants Wed 13-Apr-16 16:47:42

Yeah he does seem perfectly normal toddler - which is typically naughty hmm

DextersMistress Wed 13-Apr-16 16:53:33

Toddlers are generally little fuckers so they're probably just telling the truth. Agree with pp that Charlotte is too young yet but I'm sure they'll say the same about her in a year or two.

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