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Anne Hathaway Learned This Parenting Tip From Prince William and Duchess Kate

Anne Hathaway Learned This Parenting Tip From Prince William and Duchess Kate
Anne Hathaway attends Aviron Pictures With The Cinema Society Host A Special Screening Of "Serenity" at Museum of Modern Art on January 23, 2019 in New York City.Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Following in their footsteps! Anne Hathaway is raising a 2-year-old with her husband, Adam Shulman, and she admitted that she uses a parenting tip from Duchess Kate and Prince William.

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“They get down on the child’s level and speak to them eye to eye to make their child feel empowered,” the Serenity actress, 36, told the Sunday Times on Sunday, February 10. “I thought that was really cool. I started doing that with Jonathan.”

The royal couple have been photographed multiple times practicing this parenting method with Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 9 months. At Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry‘s wedding in May 2018, Kate bent down to her daughter’s eye line for a quick convo.

Anne Hathaway Learned This Parenting Tip From Prince William and Duchess Kate
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attend a children’s party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. Pool/Sam Hussein/WireImage

Hathaway is a big fan of this practice. The Oscar winner and her husband, 36, welcomed their son in 2016, and she has been balancing motherhood with her successful career ever since.

“Leaving him is hard,” she told the outlet. “I don’t want to complain. I love what I do and I’m not ready to stop doing it. I was told that once I had kids, I wouldn’t care about my career any more. I was, like, ‘Nah.’ But I love something so much more now.”

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The Devil Wears Prada star gave another glimpse into her parenting style last month when she revealed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show that she planned to be sober until her son turned 18.

“I quit drinking back in October … for 18 years,” she told Ellen DeGeneres. “I’m going to stop drinking while my son is in my house just because I don’t totally love the way I do it, and he’s getting to an age where he really does need me all the time in the morning.”

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The New Jersey native added: “I did one school run one day where I dropped him off at school. I wasn’t driving, but I was hungover and that was enough for me. I didn’t love that one.”

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