An expert has revealed that KHLOE Kardashian follows a “militant” parenting style with her four-year-old daughter True Thompson.
But the mother-of-one has her own worries about the impact of being so strict – does she have a reason for that?
Mother-of-two and parenting expert Kirsty Ketley previously told The Sun US how Kim’s ‘koala parenting’ style was to blame for her children’s ‘offensive behavior’.
Meanwhile, she also revealed how Sister Kylie Jenner’s ‘self-discipline’ parenting made Stormi choose her bedtime and whether it’s as bad as it sounds.
And she explained how Kourtney Kardashian’s ‘attached parenting’ style caused problems in her relationship with Scott Disick.
Now she dives deep into Khloe’s method and shares her thoughts exclusively with The US …
Khloe Kardashian (38) is the baby of the OG Kardashian sisters.
While there is no doubt that the Kardashian siblings are close, when it comes to parenting, they all have their styles.
While Kim pretends to be a Koala mother and Kourtney follows the Attachment Parenting method, Khloe claims that she is a “militant” mother for True.
She previously told Ellen DeGeneres: “I’m really strict. I’m very militant with how I get older True. I believe a schedule saves everything.”
Khloe added: “I am incredibly clean and organized; I like everything in its place. I am very regulated.”
But is it a good thing to steer such a stiff ship as Khloe? Here’s everything you need to know about kids and schedules.
Kids thrive on routine, and having them in place is no bad thing.
Routines help give children a sense of security and help develop self-discipline.
They help children sleep better, work together more and, more importantly, they can be adaptable.
In general, all children should have structured routines in their lives.
Having a good daily routine, for example, is a valuable thing.
Although change is a learning opportunity, it can also be stressful for children.
A routine helps maintain consistency and ease in a child’s life, which apparently has Khloe up to a tea.
A good daily routine can be:
- A set time to get ready in the morning
- Mealtimes, bedtimes, bathtimes and bedtimes all happen around the same time of day
- Set time for play
Having a good schedule helps everyone to know when and what is happening.
However, its implementation must be individual for you and your family.
Children are all different, something that Khloe and her sisters seem to respect.
“There are always challenges in raising children, but I’m happy to have such a strong family support group,” Khloe said as he spoke to Australian magazine Gritty Pretty.
“We know we have individual families and do not like to give out a lot of advice unless asked. We never make mom shy. We hate a shamer.”
It’s not just the kids who benefit from a schedule; parents too.
They can help parents feel more organized and in control, as Khloe suggested she feels, and help you feel better about yourself as a parent – there are no forgotten lunches or appointments to feel guilty about.
What Khloe’s exact routine for True looks like is not simple, but one thing we do know is that she makes sure that quality time with her daughter is scheduled every day.
She told Gritty Pretty: “My days can get busy with conference calls, so I always make sure True and I spend quality time together in the mornings and we will always have dinner together before we do her bedtime routine.”
Eating dinner together is not only a great way to switch and talk about your child’s day, but it can help your child eat less picky.
If it is not possible for you to eat with the children every night, it is a good idea to try to fit it in at least twice a week.
Khloe rightly pointed out that sometimes parents have to loosen up and let the rules go.
For example, she would allow True to watch YouTube videos when eating out to prevent other eaters from “having to hear her die.”
But along with flexibility, it’s important to remember that a big part of growing up is learning how to tackle new challenges beyond predetermined routines.
I’m very regulated and I do not want it for True. I feel bad that she has so much of that so young, but every toy needs to be put back exactly where she got it from
For example, children who spend less time on structured activities such as playing independently grow up to be better at decision making.
They also find planning and multitasking much more accessible.
Thus, while planned activities may be appropriate for a child, a balance is needed.
Khloe admitted that she is worried about her daughter inheriting her strict manners.
“I am very regulated and I do not want it for True, but she already has so much of it,” she said before.
“I feel bad that she has so much of that so young, but every toy needs to be put back exactly where she got it from.”
But I do not think she needs to worry; while we do not want children to feel anxious about things like this, it is not really a bad thing to have good toy organization.
By removing clutter, children can play better independently, which strengthens their imagination.
It also means that children become less overwhelmed.
As they grow, they will be much more organized, taking away the pressure from their parents.
A schedule is a must – as long as there is room for flexibility and the rules and boundaries are fair.
Kirsty Ketley, 41, of Surrey, UK, is a parenting consultant at Auntie K’s Childcare and mother to Ella, nine, and Leo, five.