Kelly Clarkson defends her right to smack her children

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson defends her right to smack her children

Kelly Clarkson isn't above giving her two children a little spank when needed.

Country music's dearest cousin, Kelly Clarkson, is that "Idol", and her answer is incredibly honest, thoughtful and heartfelt.

That said, she does wish the new judging panel of Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan luck. "I'm like, 'Hi, I'm going to spank you on your bottom if you don't stop right now - like this is ridiculous". "I don't fit the pop star image that people expect all the time".

The "My Life Would Suck Without You" hitmaker was so thrilled when she bumped into the legendary actress on the red carpet at the Golden Globes earlier this week that she now realises she forgot to say who she was and thinks Meryl "didn't even know" who she was.

Clarkson defended her choice to spank her daughter, saying that she was disciplined in the same way as a child.

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While some accused the Grammy Award-winning singer of child abuse after she admitted to spanking her children, others shared their support for Clarkson's parental practices.

"I'm not above a spanking, which people aren't necessarily into", the 35-year-old said in a radio interview this week, ABC News reported.

Clarkson has two children, 3-year-old River Rose and 1-year-old Remington Alexander. "I feel fine about it, and I do that as well". "She doesn't do that kind of stuff as often". "If hitting your kids is the only or best way you can come up with to teach them, I question your intelligence", said another.

It wasn't all fun for Kelly though, as she admitted she was craving a cup of tea for the whole evening, and had to resort to sipping on wine when she discovered the event wasn't serving the hot beverage. Effective discipline is "as simple as saying, 'No, and I know you're upset, ' or, 'No, and I understand your frustrations'".

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