The “Princess Diaries” star told The Sunday Times she began having eye-level conversations with her 2-year-old son, Jonathan, after reading that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge do that with Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 3.
“They get down on the child’s level and speak to them eye-to-eye to make the child feel empowered,” she told the newspaper’s style section. “I thought that was really cool. I started doing that with Jonathan.”
Child psychologists say this parenting technique helps improves a child’s self-esteem and communication skills.
Hathaway, 36, opened up about being a working mother who has to travel often for film shoots.
“Leaving him is hard,” Hathaway said about her son. “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.”