Cupid's Pulse Article: Prince Charles Reveals His Hopes for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s ChildCupid's Pulse Article: Prince Charles Reveals His Hopes for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Child

By Nic Baird

Prince Charles wants to leave his grandchild with a greener future and a healthier world, according to People. His son and daughter-in-law, Prince William and Kate Middleton, are expecting a child early this summer, and he doesn’t want the baby to inherit “a poison chalice.” Prince Charles is known for championing environmental causes. On Monday, the heir to the thrown told ITV’s This Morning show he didn’t want to leave “an increasingly dysfunctional world to our grandchildren.”

What are some ways to involve your parents in your pregnancy?

Cupid’s Advice:

Your parents will be eager to get involved when they hear the news of grandchildren. Let them share the love by finding a spot for them in this special moment. Since you’ll be a parent soon, show your dedication to family by incorporating your parents in your pregnancy. Bring the generations of your household together to celebrate this new addition:

1. Keep them informed: All your parents really want is to be kept in the loop. They want to share in your joy and connect with their grandchild. Making sure they’re present at every event, and phone them if you have news. Keeping tabs on you is probably their default reaction anyway, but if you’re proactive with the information you share then they’ll know they’re part of new baby’s life.

2. Give them responsibility: Your parents are important, and you can make them feel that way too by giving them a share of responsibility. Whether it’s coordinating birthing, taking you to classes or organizing a shower, they want a way to contribute. Your parents are a symbol of support, and that responsibility should be present now more than ever to demonstrate the power of family.

3. Ask for help: If you have a problem, don’t feel like you’re burdening your parents by sharing it. They want to be there for you during this exciting time. Your parents will be gratified that they can still give you a hand even now that you’re a parent yourself. If you have a lot of free time on your hands, you can spend it by strengthening bonds with your family.

How did you share your pregnancy with your parents? Share your experiences below!