'KUWTK' Fans Say Kourtney Kardashian Is Hesitant To Discipline Her Kids Because She Doesn't Want To Be Like Her Mother
Kourtney Kardashian has three children with ex-boyfriend Scott Disick. She did not show off her parenting skills on Keeping Up With the Kardashians like the rest of her sisters, including Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, and the Poosh founder was labeled as the worst parent by her sister Kendall Jenner.
During her appearance on the Late Late Show back in Dec. 2019, Kendall was offered either drinking a glass of 1,000-year-old eggnog or rank her siblings from best to worst parents. She named Rob the best parent and placed Kourtney last, branding her the worst parent, BuzzFeed reported.
On top of that, KUWTK fans believe Kourtney does not discipline her kids as much as a parent should. Some onlookers even claim they know why the Kardashians adopt such a lenient parenting style. Corporal punishment is becoming less popular in America, there are still some parents who support it, but Kourtney isn't one of those people.
In 2019, a Twitterati slammed Kourtney's lax parenting style. Kourtney didn't shy away from sharing her opinion, saying beating children is the right way to get your kids in check. She went on to say that physically hurting children is not the right response when they are hurting or frustrated.
On a KUWTK episode, Kourtney argued with her mother, Kris Jenner's boyfriend, Corey Gamble, over physically disciplining her kids. She backed the idea of not laying a hand on the kids as a way of punishing them.
Fans have noticed that as a result, kids often ignore her instructions, with one viewer writing on Reddit that they agree Kourtney tries too hard to be an understanding and fun mom, and ends up overindulging the kids and does not discipline enough. They also noted that she let things slide when the kids are with her, even when they disrespect their nannies and other people.
Some fans on the same thread noted that her lack of discipline toward her kids could be a result of her own childhood. A report from Page Six in Jan. 2013 suggests that Kris Jenner was abusive towards her kids, and fans believe this could have caused Kourtney to become more lenient as a mother to not repeat the same cycle.
One Reddit user pointed out that Kourtney is trying hard not to be a mother to her children like Kris. The commenter pointed out that Kourtney appears to have big issues with the way her mother raised her and doesn't have much respect for her. Let us know what you think about Kourtney's lax parenting style in the comments section below.