Skip Nav
Kid Halloween Costumes
Baby's First Halloween: 82 Cute Costume Ideas For 2018
Babies
Skin-to-Skin Newborn Photo Shoot Featuring 2 Sets of Twins Has a Hysterical Backstory
Lola Consuelos
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Troll Their Kids Constantly, and It Never Gets Old

Kelly Clarkson on Spanking Her Kids

Kelly Clarkson Defends Her Decision to Spank Her Kids

Kelly Clarkson has always been pretty candid when it comes to her parenting choices, whether she's sharing a funny Instagram of her 3-year-old daughter, River, on a particularly sleepless night or letting us in on her son Remington's first-ever experience with Nutella. Now, she's made the bold decision to open up about the fact that she spanks her kids.

In an interview with Radio.com, the singer explained her stance on disciplining her kids using this method. "I'm not above a spanking, which people aren't necessarily into. And I don't mean like hitting her hard, I just mean a spanking," she said. "My parents spanked me, I did fine in life and I feel fine about it. But I do that as well, too."

She also explained that the spanking never comes out of the blue. "I warn her, I'm like, 'Hi, I'm gonna spank you on your bottom if you don't stop right now. Like, this is ridiculous.'"

But spanking her kiddos in public is a different story. The singer admitted that she's more apprehensive in those situations since so many people take issue with the idea. "So that's a tricky thing when you're out in public, 'cause then people are like, you know, they think that's wrong or something, but I find nothing wrong with a spanking."

Kelly attributes her controversial parenting decision to growing up with Southern parents who disciplined her in the same manner. "I'm from the South, y'all, so we get spankings. My mom would call the principal if I ever ended up in the principal's office and give permission for her to spank me," she said. "I'm a well-rounded individual with a lot of character, so I think it's fine."

Do you think spanking kids is wrong, or do you think they'll end up just fine later in life?


A post shared by Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) on

From Our Partners
Chrissy Teigen Asking Luna to Smile August 2018
Kids Eat Free Night at Applebee's
Busy Philipps Posts Home Birth Photo
Erika Christensen Gives Birth at Home 2018
Babysitting in the '90s vs. Today
I Don't Let My Kids Eat Their Halloween Candy
Lego-Inspired Coffee Mug
Hoda Kotb's Birthday Instagram
I Force My Family to Eat Dinner Together Every Night
World Breastfeeding Week America Ferrara Photo
Stages of Back-to-School Shopping With Kids
Princess Diana as a Mom in the '90s
From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds