Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West are reportedly looking for a way to deal with little North West’s constant temper tantrums, which are apparently causing no end of tension in the family.
Even though Kim’s ex, Reggie Bush, has come under criticism for revealing he would “harshly” discipline his one-year-old daughter, Kim and Kanye have, thus far, taken a whole different approach to parenting.
An inside source told Radar Online that for Kim and Kanye spanking is not an option, favoring “time-outs” over physical punishments,
“Kim and Kanye decided before North was born there would be no spanking, ever. It’s not how they want to raise their daughter. As North gets older, and when she acts up, there will be time outs, taking away a favorite toy, but absolutely no physical discipline.”
The Radar insider went on to discuss the fact that Kim’s older sister Kourtney’s kids also never get spanked, but that’s down to the fact they’re good kids, according to the source,
“Kim’s older sister Kourtney doesn’t spank her kids, and they are very well behaved. North will be given clear boundaries that a child needs, and there will be consequences that won’t involve any hitting or spanking. It’s all about rewarding the positive behavior, and dealing with the naughty tantrums with patience and love.”
The source added that even though Kanye West might act like the tough guy for the media, when it comes to North,
“”She has her daddy wrapped around her little finger. It’s very clear that Kim will have to be the disciplinarian when North gets older. There is no way Kanye would ever be able to hand down a punishment on North because when it comes to her, she can do no wrong. She is such a daddy’s girl. It’s adorable to see them together.”
So it remains to be seen what exact strategy Kim and Kanye will take to deal with naughty North’s current temper tantrums, probably hoping like most parents that it’s just a phase and that North will grow into the wonderful young princess the celebrity couple wants her to be.