Kate Middleton Does Her Go-To Parenting Move During Latest Outing in Scotland

Kate Middleton and Prince William are officially spending some time in Scotland. And during one of their latest outings, the Duchess of Cambridge did her go-to parenting move. Lucky for us, it was caught on camera.

On Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled to the country to attend the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26. Before the big evening event, the couple visited Alexandra Park Sports Hub in Dennistoun to meet with young scouts and learn about their new #PromiseToThePlanet campaign, which raises awareness about the consequences of climate change and encouraging action to address it.

During the outing, Middleton, who is joint president of The Scout Association, joined her husband and a group of scouts in a variety of activities such as planting flowers and fixing bicycles. At one point, the 39-year-old even performed her clever parenting trick.

While speaking with a young boy, she leaned down to meet his eye level. (She did it again with a group of children.) Scroll to the last two photos of the slideshow below.

Middleton has used this approach on multiple occasions, including with her own children—Prince George (8), Princess Charlotte (6) and Prince Louis (3)—and with kids she meets during outings like these. The move reduces dominance over kids and encourages them to communicate openly and freely using more direct eye contact.

Works every time.

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