Kelly Clarkson Opens Up About Her Decision to Spank Her Two Kids

'My parents spanked me and I did fine': Kelly Clarkson reveals she's okay with physically disciplining her kids

'My parents spanked me and I did fine': Kelly Clarkson reveals she's okay with physically disciplining her kids

It'd appear that Clarkson's fine with spankings because she herself got them when she was a child. The American Idol victor explained, "My parents spanked me, and I did fine in life, and I feel fine about it, and I do that as well".

When asked about parenting her two children, River Rose and Remington Alexander, as well as her husband Brandon Blackstock's two children from a previous marriage, the 35-year-old singer kept it really real! "They're watching every moment, not only me at home but me sitting here with y'all", she said.

On YouTube, where the radio interview was posted, some responded with comments like "It's not fine it's child abuse" and "Spanking is a red flag for a parent who isn't tuned in or listening to their child".

She knows that other parents are more apprehensive about spanking, so she admits she's more careful when she's out in public and around others. "I'm not above a spanking, which people aren't necessarily into". 'My mom would call the principal if I ever ended up in the principal's office and give permission for her to spank me ... "I warn [River], I'm like, 'Hi, I'm gonna spank you on your bottom if you don't stop right now". It's so hard to not drink your punch, and I think a lot of people fall prey to that.


"I'm from the South, 'ya'll, so we get spankings", she said. "The vocals my god", Rivers wrote about her album Meaning of Life.

She said: "They're great, though. Spanking in a controlled manner and with loving correction can be a very good thing".

While a 2016 Gallop Poll shows that 62% of American parents approve of spanking, the American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend any physical punishments, saying it teaches aggressive behavior and can become ineffective if done often - for younger children, AAP advises appropriate timeouts.

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