Kate Middleton Stops in the Middle of the Sidewalk to Do Her Go-To Parenting Move

Kate Middleton and Prince William recently visited the University of Glasgow to talk to students about mental health. During a walk-about afterwards, the royal couple encountered a group of young children. Naturally, the duchess entered full on-parenting mode and showed off her go-to move.

As you can see in the photo below, the Duchess of Cambridge is shown bending down to eye level to greet the children standing outside of the university. This particular parenting move (which Middleton has of course utilized with her own children) is used to create open communication on an equal playing field and make a comfortable atmosphere for the child.

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The royal couple shared a few snapshots of their university trip on Instagram and said, “Exam season can be an especially challenging time for students of all ages. The support offered by the University of Glasgow, as well as the understanding and empathy of its students, has given us a real insight and emphasizes the importance and value of talking about mental well-being, especially during this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. It was so lovely to see so many people at the University today - it was buzzing!”

This is certainly not the first time Middleton has shown off her stellar parenting skills. On the first stop of their Scotland trip, the royals paid a special visit to St. John’s Primary School in Glasgow. The couple joined a Roots of Empathy session (which teaches children about empathy).

She sat crossed-legged during the session, alongside her husband Prince William. In one photo (later shared on the couple’s IG page), they happily watched a baby named Saul crawl across a mat, while other children observed as well.

Middleton parenting moves FTW.

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