Why Khloé Kardashian Doesn’t Want to Compare Daughter True to Her Cousins
Khloé Kardashian is sharing one pro mom tip: don’t compare your kids to other children. Since her daughter True has so many cousins, it would be easy to fall into that trap, but Kardashian recently explained why she’s not going that route, even if the temptation is strong.
Khloé Kardashian’s parenting tip makes so much sense
During an interview with Dr. Travis Stork on his podcast, The Travis Stork Show, Kardashian discussed what it’s like to raise True with so many cousins. In case you need a refresher, True’s cousins are: North, 7, Saint, 4, Chicago, 2, Psalm, 1, Mason, 10, Penelope, 8, Reign, 5, Dream, 3, and Stormi, 2.
Kardashian discussed how, given that there are a lot of young nieces and nephews in the mix, it would be easy to compare True to them when it comes to milestones, but she tries to avoid it.
“We’re in this potty-training process and I’m still trying to figure that out… you have to remember that there’s no right or wrong timeline for kids. Everyone does things in their own way,” Kardashian explained.
She continued, “True has two cousins that are only three months — they’re all three months apart. And so sometimes I see some of them and I’m like, ‘But Chicago did this,’ or ‘Stormi did that.’ I’m like, ‘I can’t do that!'”
“We’re all different kids and different ages and we just learn differently,” Kardashian explained. “So I think just also understanding that, too… I have to remind myself of that.”
Kardashian shared other parenting tips
Kardashian had some other parenting advice for the host, including how she maintains consistency to provide a routine for True.
Her other big tip is to “Try to be as present as present as you can,” which can be challenging, but it’s a guideline that she tries to adhere to.
“Just be in the moment. I know with technology and phones and TVs it’s so easy to be distracted and everybody grabbing at you, especially during this time, too, I’m sure you’re being pulled in a million different directions. But try to be as present as possible because it flies. It really does,” she explained.
Kardashian touched on her co-parenting philosophy
Kardashian has had to adjust to co-parenting True with her ex, Tristan Thompson — and while they’ve found a groove, she admitted that there have been challenges.
During an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, she shared some of her concerns with her mom, Kris Jenner. “Co-parenting’s hard and you also have to, like, respect both parents,” she explained. “But I don’t know what I feel comfortable with. I’m sure he won’t make me do anything I don’t feel comfortable doing, but then is that even fair for True to not see her dad? Because that’s going to be a long however many months.”
“Kourtney and Scott, at least, they’re two miles from each other,” Kardashian added. “It just gives me anxiety to think I would have to send her anywhere. She’s just a baby.”
“You’ll figure it out,” Jenner assured her.