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8 Times the Kardashians Actually Gave Good Parenting Advice

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Between one momager, five reality star daughters, and four little ones (plus another on the way!) rounding out the brood, this celebrity family knows a thing or two about parenting. Here's what you can learn from the Kardashian clan:

Create a balance between career, family and "me" time.
"It is an adjustment trying to balance a career and motherhood for sure, but the key is to prioritize," North West's mom Kim told Romy & the Bunnies when asked for advice for busy working moms. "You become more selective and work on projects that are so meaningful because you want every other waking moment spent with your family. You have to remember though to make time for yourself. If you feel good, you will be happy in your career and family life and everyone is happy!"

Don't feel pressured to be with your kids 24/7.
"[You] sound so ignorant. Bc I don't tweet or instagram my every move w my daughter means I am not with her 247?" Kim tweeted in November 2013 at a Twitter follower who criticized her for not spending enough time with then 5-month-old baby North. "We share what we want. Or is it bc I go support my fiance at every show & I post pix? When the baby goes down 4 bed or a nap, parents are allowed 2 work & support each other. Maybe even have fun too."

Learn about your child's personality before making a parenting plan.
"You don't know your child until they get here, you don't know their personality," then mommy-to-be Ciara said in April 2014, repeating the parenting advice her BFF Kim had given her. "There is a lot of learning to do. I loved that advice."

Put your baby first.
"Mason comes first, and if that makes me unprofessional at times, so be it," Kourtney, now a mom of three, told Parenting.com back in 2011 when first son Mason was just one year old. "Especially during the first three months, I didn't care if I was late. We were on his schedule. Nothing is more important than Mason."

Take care of your body while breastfeeding
"I'm still nursing!" Kourtney shared proudly when Mason was one. "I have to eat every couple of hours since I'm nursing. If I don't, my body freaks out. I went a little crazy for a week exercising to prepare for a photo shoot, and after that I was like, this isn't worth it. I was exhausted and dehydrated. I need to have energy for my son."

Resist the urge to buy too many baby clothes.
"People buy so much because they're so excited about having a baby and the clothes are so cute!" Khloe, a.k.a. Aunt Koko to Kim and Kourt's kids, told Parents.com of the mistakes new parents make when stocking up on baby clothes. "But you don't realize how quickly your child grows. Bodysuits are perfect because they're easy. And then you should have just a few special outfits for when you go out. Don't buy really fancy clothes for all the time! That's not realistic. Babies throw up, and also shoes fall off, so just be aware of what you're putting your money into. Your baby will only wear each shoe size for like a month!"

Enforce rules by not giving kids any other options.
"[Most of] my girls are in their 30s, 20s, I mean, they're not going to take my discipline," momager Kris told Good Morning America in July 2012. "I'm sure you've all seen the show, where I have no voice. Kendall and Kylie are still under my thumb and live in my house. There's no option, if you don't give your kids an option. You are living in my house with my rules."

Be present for your kids so you're there in teachable moments.
On an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians that aired in May 2015, pre-transition Bruce Jenner, an honorary Kardashian, counseled Scott Disick on fatherhood. Jenner, who has been open about not always being the best dad, told the father of Kourtney's trio that dads teach their children little-by-little, and that "you never know when those times are gonna come that you can do that. So you gotta be around all the time. ... As time goes on and the kids start growing up, it only gets more and more difficult."

 

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