Kourtney Kardashian is smart…we all know that. We also know she is over protective of her three babies.
In the latest episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kris Jenner asked Kourtney a question and it did not sit well with her while 4-year-old, Penelope, was around.
When Jenner asked her daughter, “Do I look fat?” in a scene early on in the episode, Kardashian, who was in the midst of eating a salad, provided a single answer: “Don’t use that word in front of my daughter, please.”
“Okay,” Jenner replied, with slightly mocking laughter.
“My son, he uses that word in front of my daughter all day,” Kardashian continued. “It’s [what] he calls the paparazzi.”
According to Yahoo! Style:
“Leslie Sim, a child psychologist and clinical director of the Mayo Clinic’s eating disorders program, told USA Today, that “moms are probably the most important influence on a daughter’s body image.” Psychologists who have studied the influence of mothers say that it’s the strongest in the years before puberty, though it’s of course felt through adolescence and beyond, noted a Newsweek story on the topic.
The mother-daughter influence is one that Connecticut-based child and adolescent psychologist Barbara Greenberg sees often among young clients. “Every time I get a new adolescent girl in therapy who is having body-image issues, my first question is always, ‘How is your mother’s self-esteem about her body?’” she tells Yahoo Style. “I don’t think you can raise a young woman to feel good about her body if you can’t look in the mirror and feel good about your own.””
Good work, Kourt!