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London, Jan 12 (IANS) For her first public event this year, the Duchess of Cambridge chose to visit the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families in London, on Wednesday morning, where she heard the stories of women who have battled problems like depression and other difficulties in bringing up children.

For the past five years, the centre’s early-years parenting unit in Holloway, North London, has been supporting families who are at risk of their children being taken into care.

The Duchess met mothers who had completed intensive treatment programme and paid tribute to women telling them “parenting is tough”.

By telling the women there that parenting is tough, the Duchess of Cambridge on Wednesday praised the efforts of mothers with emotional issues who have turned their lives around. She said despite the experiences that they have witnessed, she found it extraordinary how they have managed actually, “so really well done”.

According to Harper’s Bazaar UK, the Duchess went on to praise the mothers and said, “With the history and all the things and the experiences you’ve all witnessed, to do that on top of your own anxieties, and the lack of support you also received as mothers… I find it extraordinary how you’ve managed actually. So really, well done.”

A video posted by Kensington Palace showed her joining in a “theraplay session” later:

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