Prince Philip raised Charles “with what he does best,” says parenting expert

Angela Karanja, the founder of Raising Remarkable Teenagers, has described the Duke of Edinburgh as “the progressive man for his generation” after much childhood trouble

The Duke of Edinburgh alongside Prince Charles, Princess Anne and the Queen
The Duke of Edinburgh alongside Prince Charles, Princess Anne and the Queen

Prince Philip has been described by a leading parenting expert as “resilient and flexible”, qualities that have been passed down through the generations.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April 2021 aged 99, would have turned 101 on June 10 and his parenting skills were analyzed by Angela Karanja, the founder of Raising Remarkable Teenagers.

Because he emphasized the importance of the environment, among other things, Philip was considered the progressive parent of his generation.

Karanja has looked at how his parenting skills have impacted Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Reports Express.

She said: “Prince Philip was definitely a progressive man for his generation. This is a trait typical of people who have gone through great difficulties in childhood.

Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Edward and Prince Charles in 1972


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“They embody resilience and flexibility that many don’t typically understand. The removal of his royal family from the throne and the need to start a new life in another country and also to go to Scotland alone to study are examples. All of this happened in his early formative years.

“But intertwined with these positive outcomes is a trapped trauma that is usually passed down from generation to generation unless a person chooses to engage in deep reflection.

“Adverse childhood experiences that are positively processed can build resilience, flexibility, and open-mindedness.

“Those are definitely qualities that Philip possessed. When a parent is resilient and flexible, they can easily pass these traits on to their children. I don’t think Philip had a choice to be sent to boarding school.

“Had he really thought about it now and appreciated how he felt about having no choice and whether he liked boarding school, he might have given Charles a chance to share his feelings about his experience there and then have one together.” plausible solution to find solution.

Prince Charles attended Gordonstoun School in Scotland, the Duke’s former school, but reportedly hated it


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“Obviously he taught Charles to endure because he endured himself. Resilience is a great skill, but it doesn’t have to be developed through suffering.”

Prince Charles was sent to Gordonstoun School in Scotland, which was also the Duke’s former school. Although Philip thrived there, Charles was known to hate his time there.

Angela commented: “Like many parents I would say Philip followed suit and only did what he knew best.

“People tend to think unconsciously, ‘I went through this and I’m alive and fine, so it must be fine for my kids, they should deal with it since I didn’t die.’ We forget that our children are their own people – independent people. They may not do as well as we do in the same circumstances, or they may do even better.”

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