Bridgerton Season 2 has brought us more love, more intrigue, and maybe most importantly, more parenting lessons than ever. And as with everything else on the series, these lessons are as unconventional as they are true.
#1. The more hands the better
Daphne didn’t just become a duchess when she got married, she also became a mom. She wisely brought her baby home to Bridgerton House to be passed among her eight siblings and mom to make life easier. Wise choice.
#2. You’ll do shocking things for your kids
Just ask Lady Featherington, who has gone to surprising lengths to find husbands for her daughters. Sure, not all of us may be willing to trick or trap potential spouses for our children, but who are we to judge her methods?
#3. The best parents aren’t always parents
Lady Danbury isn’t a mom, but she has offered the most practical advice to Simon Basset and, in Season 2, Kate and Edwina Sharma. She is astute, confident, and knows her charges better than they know themselves.
#4. Babies change everything
Marina Thompson is now a mom of twins Oliver and Amanda. During a visit with Colin Bridgerton, she tells him that, regardless of her love life, her babies give her all the contentment she needs. Time for Colin to move on.
#5. Kids want to help
Kate Sharma acts as her sister Edwina’s mom, protecting her and putting her first. But Edwina sees more than Kate thinks. When Kate needs help, it’s Edwina who makes sure her sister finds the happiness she deserves.
#6. You won’t always get it right
Or in the case of Lady Featherington, you might almost never get it right. Arranging marriages for Prudence and Phillipa has been nothing short of a nightmare, and of course she’s not even trying with Penelope.
#7. You can’t always be there for them
When Edmund Bridgerton dies, his pregnant wife is distraught, leaving her grieving son Anthony to take over everything. Being a parent is no guarantee that you’ll always put your kids first. Sometimes grief wins.
#8. Don’t forget the dog
The Sharma sisters come with a corgi named Newton, and Edwina’s mom Mary gives him just as much love and attention as a human baby. Because Newton will not be put in the corner...
#9. It’s always the quiet ones
Lady Featherington was so busy trying to find husbands for two of her daughters she completely forgot to watch Penelope. The quiet one in the corner who, as it turns out, was spilling everyone’s secrets. Lesson learned.
#10. They’re their own people
Some Bridgerton children won’t follow tradition. Eloise wants to read books and solve the Lady Whistledown mystery. Benedict wants to be a painter. And the best thing their mom can do is simply let them be.