As if raising your kids wasn't enough, celebrities have to look after their children and make the right choices in front of all their fans.
But Kelly Clarkson really kicked the hornet's nest this week when she weighed in on one of parenting's most controversial subjects: spanking.
In the past, the "Since You've Been Gone" singer has taken flack from her social media followers for just about everything. Even feeding her daughter River Rose a Nutella sandwich drew accusations of "child abuse" from angry moms.
But spanking is one of America's biggest hot button topics. While many parents still swear by spanking to get rowdy kids in line, studies have demonstrated that it's not effective, and can even permanently increase a child's anti-social tendencies.
In a new interview with Radio.com, Clarkson reveals she's definitely pro-spanking, and her comments about disciplining her children have everyone talking.