Kim Kardashian Reveals Why She Compromises on Kanye West’s Strict Parenting Rules: ‘We Always Have to Stay Aligned’
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have appeared to tighten up on their parenting rules since West embarked on his religious journey. Kardashian has had to shift gears as a result and discover how to compromise in their marriage, but says she agrees on his more strict parenting approach.
Is Kanye West a strict dad?
During a Nov. 5 interview on The Real, Kardashian explained she’s had to make compromises following West’s religious makeover.
She shared: “I do think that, you know, he is my husband so I obviously want to honor him and what he’s feeling. And he’s been going through this life change and it’s mostly about the kids.”
In particular, she noted that West is more strict as a dad to their children, North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm, explaining: “The kids are getting older. He’s very cautious about what we have in the house. We got rid of TVs in the kids’ rooms and removed makeup from North’s room. He’s had this epiphany of being this… not that he wasn’t an amazing dad, but being a little bit more strict as a dad and being very forceful on the imagery that’s in our household and what they see.”
Kardashian is a firm believer in striking a balance in their marriage, saying: “I actually agree with it, but I’m always going to be me. We had that discussion… at the end of the day, that’s what marriage is. He’s going to do things I don’t agree with and I support him and vice versa.”
She added: “There’s also that fine line of staying firm and doing what you feel comfortable with. I take a little bit of him and I respect what he’s saying and I totally compromise.”
She agrees with West about not allowing North to wear makeup
One battle the couple had to sort out was West’s belief that their daughter North shouldn’t be wearing makeup at her age.
During an interview with Lisa Wilkinson on The Sunday Project, Kardashian explained how she leaned on her sisters for input about this dispute, sharing: “I don’t think a kid should really be wearing makeup either, you know. I think sometimes if you don’t understand a rule, it is good to learn and ask your friends. In my case, my siblings and what they would do.”
She added how she and West are united in their parenting, explaining: “We bounce ideas around and develop a way that we’re going to parent and rules that we have. And we always have to stay aligned.”
Kardashian has a realistic goal for her children
Kardashian also shared her simple parenting goal, admitting, “I research parenting probably more than anything else.” She said it boils down to respect, sharing, “I think no matter what you’re given and no matter what you have, you have to treat people with respect.”
She continued, “So I do the best that I can and I really do believe that my children are really well adjusted and know that they are blessed, but understand to be really compassionate and they are good people. And that is my number one goal in life.”