14 Parenting Tricks That Set the Kardashian-Jenner Moms Apart From Each Other
In the large Kardashian-Jenner family, each mother has her own approach to parenting. And while they have some things in common, the sisters also come up with their own rules and lifehacks. Here are a few parenting tricks from this family.
1. Avoiding the word “fat”
On one episode of KUWTK, Kourtney banned her mother from using the word “fat” in front of her daughter Penelope. Kardashian later explained the reason for it. According to the businesswoman, people often have conversations without considering that children can hear them and end up understanding them in their own way. “I just don’t want to start getting anybody self-conscious,” stated Kourtney.
2. Using tricks to negotiate with children
Kim Kardashian relies on special tricks to negotiate with her children and bribe them if they refuse to do something. For example, when her daughter North didn’t want to go to school, Kim used the girl’s interest in makeup, offering to give her a makeover before class, to which North agreed. “I’ll put on fake makeup, and she won’t know because she’s not looking in the mirror, but she thinks it’s all on her face,” Kim said.
3. Co-sleeping at any age
Kourtney Kardashian is a supporter of co-sleeping. Moreover, she’s not opposed to her children continuing to sleep in the same bed as her, even as they get older. In a podcast, she shared that her daughter Penelope, who was ten at the time, was still doing so: “She’s slept with me every day since she was born and pretty much still does.”
4. Limiting screen time
Kourtney Kardashian allowed her children to play video games and watch TV from a young age, but she set out strict rules for them: 30 minutes a day during the work week and an hour on weekends. In 2020, she revealed that her children didn’t have cell phones and that all other devices had Night Shift, which reduces blue light, enabled permanently.
5. Allowing plastic toys
Khloé Kardashian revealed that when she was pregnant with her daughter True, she received plenty of unsolicited advice, including from Kourtney. Her sister insisted that children should not be allowed to have plastic toys, but Khloé didn’t feel so strongly about this matter: “If someone buys blocks, I’m allowed to have blocks! Let me experience things.”
6. Choosing music for children
During her pregnancy, Khloé Kardashian shared her plans and hopes for her daughter. When asked what kind of music the girl will listen to, Khloé said: “Old school music. We listen to it now. All Anita Baker, Michael McDonald, Marvin Gaye, Patti LaBelle, Michael Jackson...real music!”
7. Spending a lot of time outdoors
Kim Kardashian makes sure her children spend time outdoors as much as possible. And they clearly don’t get bored outside as, according to their mom, she’s great at coming up with things for them to do. “They’re always playing sports or working on projects,” says Kim.
8. Relying on older children’s help
Dealing with a few children at once isn’t easy, but as the older ones grow, you can start relying on their help, which is exactly what Kim Kardashian does. She explained that putting the kids to bed is difficult and everything rarely goes to plan, but her eldest daughter helps her: “Now that North is older, she’s become my little sidekick and helps me with the younger ones. It’s actually so cute.”
9. Choosing outfits but sometimes making compromises
When North was almost three years old, Kim said she oversaw how her daughter dressed. She allowed the girl to wear fancy dresses and pajamas in the mornings and evenings, but before going out, she would dress her up to her liking. Kardashian wanted to make sure that years later, her daughter would be happy with the way she looked as a child.
10. Using hand-me-downs
Despite the family’s financial situation, Kourtney Kardashian doesn’t think it’s shameful to re-use clothes, so her kids wear hand-me-downs: “I kept a lot of Mason’s clothes, like little blazers and loafers, and I’ve used them on Penelope.” She also plans to give her daughter some of her own clothes in the future.
11. Encouraging experimentation with their appearance
Kim doesn’t mind when her children want to change something about their appearance. For example, North once asked to have her curly hair straightened and was allowed to do so. Because of this, Kardashian faced criticism on social media, as people thought she would ruin the girl’s hair, but Kim explained: “If she wants it that way two or three days a year, then that’s fine with me.”
12. Finding time to spend with the kids, even with the busiest of schedules
Entrepreneur Khloé Kardashian can find herself extremely busy with work, but she still tries to make time for her children. “My days can get busy with conference calls, so I always make sure True and I spend quality time together in the morning, and we will always have dinner together before we do her bedtime routine,” she said.
13. Using helpful gadgets
The Kardashian sisters use various devices and accessories that are beneficial for children and parents. For example, when she was co-sleeping with her young son, Kourtney would put him in a special cocoon-type mattress to keep him safe. According to Kim, her younger sister is the most up-to-date with parenting gadgets: “Kylie is up on all the new gadgets and the new baby stuff.”
14. Finding joy in the responsibilities of parenting
Kylie Jenner could easily have delegated her childcare to other people, but she hasn’t shied away from at least some of the responsibilities. When asked what surprised her about motherhood, Kylie replied: “I feel like it’s only gotten better. You’re less selfish — and I actually enjoy changing diapers. It’s really satisfying. To make her clean again.”
What parenting rules do you follow?