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- Actress Anne Hathaway gave birth to son Jonathan in 2016.
- In a recent interview, she revealed she took a parenting tip from the Duchess of Cambridge by getting on an eye-to-eye level with him when talking.
- Hathaway also recently stated she’s avoiding alcohol for the next 18 years for her son.
Anne Hathway gave birth to her first child, son Jonathan, back in 2016 with husband Adam Shulman. Now, in an interview with The Sunday Times Style magazine, she revealed that she uses a parenting hack with her 2-year-old that she learned from Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
“They get down on the child’s level and speak to them eye to eye to make their child feel empowered,” Hathaway told the publication. “I thought that was really cool. I started doing that with Jonathan.”
Kate and Will have been spotted doing this many times before in photographs, crouching down and putting themselves on the same level as their children
According to Yahoo!, this is called active listening and helps to build respect within the parent-children relationship. When kneeled down at the same height as the child, there is no unfair distribution of power: It’s an equal playing field, allowing for the child to feel comfortable expressing themselves.
Last month, Hathaway also revealed in an interview with Ellen that she had quit drinking alcohol since becoming a mother and plans to avoid it as much as possible for the next 18 years.
She added, “He’s so beautiful. I’m not perfect, but if I’m frustrated or distracted, I’m good at making sure he’s sage and walking away, calming down and then coming back to him … I fall short every day, but I’m not going to beat myself up about it, I’m going to learn from it.”