Kate Middleton Just Introduced Us to a Modified Version of Her Go-to Parenting Move
We know and love Kate Middleton's go-to parenting move. But this week, she surprised us with a modified version.
On Tuesday, the Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to Battersea Park in London to learn more about the importance of creating support groups for parents, particularly in light of the fact that one in ten women struggle with maternal mental health issues during pregnancy or early parenthood, according to the official Kensington Palace Instagram account. It was in connecting with one of the parents in attendance that the 38-year-old royal shared a new take on her signature parenting move, as she bent over to look at the baby the mother held in her arms.
Her Royal Highness’s usual trick involves bending all the way down or crouching to meet children’s eye line, because making eye contact with children fosters open communication. Her bent pose at Tuesday's event was a similar way to connect with the baby without invading the mom's personal space as she held her child.
And although Middleton uses the trick most often, her sister-in-law Meghan Markle recently borrowed it during a surprise appearance at Baby2Baby’s drive-through charity event in Los Angeles. During the outing, the couple distributed items to families in need who are preparing for the new academic year and helped kids pick out and try on new backpacks. While assisting one boy in particular, the Duchess of Sussex squatted down next to him.
Babies, toddlers, children and young adults, Middleton’s move works every time.