A few months ago journalist Samanta Villar was harshly tried by social networks for her statements about motherhood in which she confessed that “having children is losing quality of life.” Fortunately it was not all bad reviews, but a lot of users sent messages of support, creating a huge controversy in which even a prestigious brand of baby food was involved.
Yesterday Kate Middleton reopened the debate with her speech at an event of the association Best Beginnings, whose job is to help mothers with mental health problems. The Duchess, who dedicated her first words to remember the victims of the two-day attack in Wesminster, confessed that “Nothing can prepare you to understand the carousel of emotions that accompanies the experience of being a mother. Of joy, exhaustion, love and concern.All at the same time.Your fundamental identity changes overnight.When you are a mother, you go from thinking of yourself as an individual to become especially in that, mother. ”
She acknowledges that, although she has help that can not be afforded to all mothers in the world, it has been a “wonderful and gratifying” experience but also “a challenge.” Many were surprised at the clarity with which Middleton spoke, stating bluntly: “At times you feel a lack of confidence in yourself and you think you do not know anything.”
“Many of these women also suffer this in silence, overcome by having these negative feelings, but at the same time afraid of admitting their suffering fearing that other people will reproach them for having them and make them feel ashamed for not knowing how to confront them”, with these Words he wanted to show that with the prejudices that can be had on a mother who recognizes that their work is very hard, it can aggravate the problem. And it encouraged us to tell things as they really are, without fearing the pressure of being a perfect parent: “It’s fair to talk about motherhood as something wonderful, but we also need to talk about stress and effort.”