Kim Kardashian West On Raising Privileged Kids

Kim Kardashian West has a lot going on right now. But being a mother has always been a priority for her.

Kim Kardashian West in New York City with North, Saint and Chicago | Gotham/GC Images
Kim Kardashian West in New York City with North, Saint and Chicago | Gotham/GC Images

She and Kanye West have four children: Psalm, 7 months, Chicago, 2 next month, Saint, 4, and North, 6.

Kim Kardashian West on how she’s raising ‘really good people’

“They’re really good people, and that is my No. 1 goal in life,” she told Australian outlet The Sunday Project of her children.

Kardashian West does a lot of reading and research these days thanks to her goal to become a lawyer. But she told The Sunday Project’s Lisa Wilkinson that she researches parenting “more than anything else, from reading tons of books to having conversations with a lot of people.”

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Despite the obvious nature of their upbringing, Kardashian West actively works to keep her children grounded. She teaches them: “No matter what you’re given and no matter what you have, you have to treat people with respect.”

“I do the best I can, and I really do believe my children are well adjusted and know they are blessed, but understand to be really compassionate,” she said.

A parenting question that’s come up for Kim and Kanye recently is whether they should allow North to wear makeup. Kim ended up agreeing with her husband, that her daughter is too young to be playing with cosmetics.

“I don’t think a kid should really be wearing makeup, either,” she said. “I think sometimes if you don’t understand a rule, it’s good to learn and ask your friends — and in my case, my siblings — what they would do, bounce ideas around and develop a way we’re gonna parent and rules we have.”

“And we always have to stay aligned,” she said of parenting with Kanye.

How Kim Kardashian West feels about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s relationship with the media

Wilkinson also asked Kardashian West if she felt “some sympathy” for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s brutal relationship with the media.

In the past few months, Harry’s announced that he’ll be taking legal action against British outlets. Markle has also recently begun to fight back against tabloid rumors.

“I think everyone has their own journey. I think their journey is extremely personal, with — you know, what his mother experienced and how her life was so affected by the spotlight and by paparazzi,” Kardashian West said, referring to Harry’s late mother Princess Diana.

“I don’t think anyone can really understand what that’s like except for them. But I think as I’m older and as I have kids, what I would want for them is just the safest place,” she added. “I can definitely empathize with their need for having a secure, safe place and taking time for themselves and having privacy when they need it.”

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