Kelly Clarkson admitted she spanks her children if they misbehave
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Smacking is a contentious issue among parents, but Kelly Clarkson admitted that they physically discipline their children from time to time.
The singer said she’s ‘not above’ smacking and added: “I do that.”
She even said it becomes ‘tricky’ to spank her kids out in public, because smacking is frowned upon.
Speaking on 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 went on: “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."
She also asserted that she never spanks her kids out of the blue, explaining: "I warn her. 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."
However, it’s also worth noting that Clarkson spoke about this four years ago, so her views on the form of discipline might have changed.
Tyla has approached Clarkson for comment.
Clarkson shares two children with her ex-husband Brandon Blackstock, daughter River Rose, eight, and son Remington Alexander, six.
The star often speaks candidly about parenting, and in 2016, she confessed to Redbook that she was experiencing 'mum guilt'.
She shared: “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.”
She also revealed that her children had ‘brought fear into her life’.
Clarkson explained: “That sounds horrible, I know, but before kids I was fearless. Now I go to bed and I have nightmares of someone just grabbing my little girl and running.
“It’s always about me not being able to protect my kids somehow.”