According to Kelly Clarkson, she spanks her children sometimes as a form of discipline. Despite the fact that spanking children is frowned upon, the star still does it.
In an interview with Atlanta radio station 94.1 in 2018, Clarkson said: “I’m not above a spanking, which people aren’t necessarily into. I don’t mean hitting her hard, I just mean a spanking.”
The Kelly Clarkson Show host continued: “My parents spanked me, and I did fine in life, and I feel fine about it, and I do that as well. “That’s a tricky thing, when you’re out in public because then people are like, they think that’s wrong or something, but I find nothing wrong with a spanking.”
However, Clarkson said she does not smack her kids on the spot. Her first step is to warn them.
“I’m like, ‘Hi, I’m going to spank you on your bottom if you don’t stop right now; this is ridiculous’.
“Honestly it’s really helped. She doesn’t do that kind of stuff as often.”
Recent changes in Clarkson’s views on smacking are unknown.
Her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock has two children with Clarkson: River Rose, eight, and Remington Alexander, six.
As a mother, she often talks candidly about parenting, and she has experienced “mum guilt.”
She told Redbook in 2016: “I have a lot of mum guilt. If you’re a mum, you want to be with your kid every day.
“You don’t want to miss a moment, you want her to need you and want you and not want somebody else.”
Clarkson added: “I’m not gonna BS you; that’s hard. There are days where I cry, and I’m like, ‘I don’t know if I can handle all this!’ or get it all done.
“But at the end of the day, 99 percent of the time, it’s awesome and it’s worth it, and that’s what I say to myself.”
The star also told how having children “brought fear into her life”, because before she became a mum she was “fearless”.