The Latest on Kim Kardashian’s Parenting Style
- December 4, 2013
- by Melissa Lawrence
New mom Kim Kardashian recently lashed out at a follower on Twitter for criticizing her for not spending enough time with her baby. Here’s what Kim wrote:
“[You] sound so ignorant. Bc I don’t tweet or instagram my every move w my daughter means I am not with her 247?” Kardashian tweeted Saturday. 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.”
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I try hard not to judge other Moms — even Kim Kardashian — so I won’t fault her parenting but but I can find fault in her social media strategy. I explain why in today’s video.
For starters, rather than lash out defensively, why not just provide some evidence of her positive parenting moments, like her tweet about taking her baby North swimming for the first time?
Also, in today’s video, I talk about how dramatically motherhood changed my perspective and my self-image. Things that I was so insecure about before, such as my looks and clothes, mattered less to me once I was focused on another person. This could well be the case with Kim. And I think people are hoping to see some signs of such growth and change.
Yet despite what personal changes she might be going through, it doesn’t seem that motherhood has changed how Kim wants to portray herself. Rather, Kim seems to think the world still wants to see her all gussied up and sexy at every turn. Maybe that’s plain wrong. Maybe people want to also see a cute, modest moment with her baby. She could do that without exploiting her baby. All she has to do is sit on a sofa with yoga pants on vegging out with her baby like any of the rest of us and presto, an image folks could relate to. Just sayin’.
An image or two like this could help Kim portray herself like a decent parent spending time with her baby. An angry tweet? Not so much.
For more on my take on this issue of Kim Kardashian’s parenting style and her social media style, watch my video.
Then, tell me your thoughts on the latest from Kim Kardasian?