Singer Kelly Clarkson Shares Her Secret To Raising ‘Kind’ And ‘Brave’ Kids
When American singer Kelly Clarkson was asked what is it like to raise daughter River Rose Blackstock and son Remington Alexander Blackstock with husband Brandon Blackstock, as well as two kids from his previous marriage, Clarkson didn’t hesitate long to answer:
They are challenging.
Then she jokingly added:
Wine is necessary.
The singer’s kids all have unique personalities. Kelly shares that her 3-year-old daughter River has all chances to become a CEO one day.
She will run a company one day because there’s no way she’s gonna work for anyone. She does not heed to advice very well. She’s just very ballsy, which is awesome.
Clarkson is also encouraging her daughter to grow as an individual by helping her find out what kind of person she wants to be – with a couple of strong female role models in mind.
I’m like, ‘Was that brave,’ or ‘Was that nice, was that kind?’ ”And she goes, ‘I’m not Wonder Woman.’ I’m like, ‘You are Wonder Woman,’ because she loves Wonder Woman … and she’s like, ‘I River. But I’m like Merida, I brave.'
The Voice coach says that it is important to find the line between empowering kids and making sure they obey parenting rules.
Clarkson also addresses the problem of raising kids in the age of social media obsession when “nothing is real unless it’s liked”:
That’s ridiculous. I try and teach them I don’t need somebody to tell me that. I think I’m awesome, I think I’m doing all right and I love myself for me, and that’s a really hard thing to teach this next generation because of social media.
When Kelly was asked if she wants to have any more kids in the future, she revealed that she and her husband both had medical procedures to prevent them from having more kids, saying:
Oh God, those tubes are gone! That’s blasphemy. We don’t even speak of it. We’re both fixed in our own ways, yet still we’ll probably get pregnant again somehow. I always feel bad because I have friends who have a hard time getting pregnant and I’m just like guys, I have the worst pregnancies ever, it can’t happen again!
It seems that the Clarkson‘s household of six is complete.