Kelly Clarkson has talked about teaching her kids moral values. The mother of two admitted that when her kids misbehave, she spanks them. She believes this is typical in Louisiana, where she resides and her home state. 

Clarkson was born in Texas’s Fort Worth. Her biological children from her first marriage to Brandon Blackstock are River Rose, 5, and Remy, 3, along with two stepchildren. I’m not beyond a spanking; she replied when asked how she dealt with rebellious kids, which some people find offensive. No thrashing is intended; she means a light tap on the behind.

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She continues by saying that she received her parents’ spanking and performed well in school. She is happy with herself as a result. She acknowledges that doing so in front of others can be challenging because those who disagree are quick to condemn. Opinions vary on the long-term effectiveness of spanking as a form of discipline. While some say it’s risky, others say it’s secure. The American Academy of Pediatrics is against corporal punishment and all other forms of “corporal punishment” as methods of child discipline.

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Although evidence indicates that the long-term hazards outweigh the short-term benefits, strict parenting can have certain advantages. One of the hardest tasks is parenting. Being a great parent requires even more effort because the most beneficial parenting philosophies frequently don’t come naturally.


To encourage your child’s development into a well-rounded adult, you must negotiate setting expectations for them, enforcing punishments, and carrying out other duties. To do this, some parents may be highly forgiving, while others may emphasize control and unquestioning submission. Strict parents are not famous. But strict guidelines and high standards frequently have excellent intentions. To provide for their children, strict parents frequently place strict restrictions and guidelines on them. However, they don’t always get the results they seek from this.

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Kelly Clarkson has admitted that she will spank her children if they misbehave. In an interview with Atlanta radio station 94.1 in 2018, the 40-year-old singer of “Since U Been Gone” acknowledged that she spanks her kids “not above.” “Even though some dislike being spanked, I don’t mind it. I don’t mean to hit her hard; give her a spanking, “The Kelly Clarkson Show’s host explained. Concerning spanking her child in public, Clarkson said, “That’s a tricky thing when you’re out in public because then people are like, they think that’s terrible or something, but I see nothing wrong with a spanking.”

They have two children: River Rose, 8, and Remington, Clarkson’s child with Brandon Blackstock from a previous union. The American Idol winner said in the same radio interview that she received spankings from her parents as a child; she’s still here, but she’s not here; she’s not a “well-rounded individual with a lot of character. “My parents spanked me, and I performed well in life. I’m from the south, you all, so like, we get spankings,” she added, adding, “If I ever ended up in the principal’s office, my mom would contact the principal and give her permission to punish me.”

The musician also added that giving her daughter a warning before correcting her has been a good deterrent.

She said, adding, “She doesn’t do that type of stuff as often,” that she would say, “Hi, I’m going to slap you on your bottom if you don’t stop right now; this is crazy.” Clarkson is aware that not everyone approves of her parenting style, though. She said this while speaking to 98.9 The Buzz on the radio: “The tough part is when you’re out in public and somebody says something they think is improper or inappropriate. A spanking is perfectly acceptable, in my opinion.”




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The use of a strict approach is often divisive among parents. Sixty percent of parents support spanking, according to a Gallup survey from 2016, but many groups advise against it. For instance, The American Academy of Pediatrics stated that parents should not “spank or utilize other physical punishments when disciplining their children.” The AAP stated that “spanking frequently promotes hostility and fury in youngsters” rather than teaching responsibility and self-control. They said that since it teaches kids that “giving someone pain is okay if you’re irritated with those you love,” it may impact “the parent-child connection.”

The group advises using “proper time outs” for young children as a form of discipline and punishing older kids by “temporarily removing advantages” they enjoy. However, spanking is a contentious issue.

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