'She is amazing': Kim Kardashian says Greta Thunberg has inspired her parenting

"So brave," Kim Kardashian on Greta Thunberg. Photo: Instagram/kimkardashian and Tom Stromme.
"So brave," Kim Kardashian on Greta Thunberg. Photo: Instagram/kimkardashian and Tom Stromme.  

Kim Kardashian has praised Greta Thunberg for her bravery and said the teen climate activist has inspired her to make changes to ensure her own home is environmentally sound.

"I think she is so brave," Kardashian told Reuters while visiting her home country of Armenia. "She is an amazing young girl. So brave and courageous to stand up to these grown-ups who can be so scary. Climate change is a serious problem!'

Kardashian also said she'd like to talk to Thunberg's parents about how they brought up "such and brave and strong young woman".

"'I would love everyone in my family to meet her. I would really love to speak to her parents to see how they've encouraged her," she said. "Did she always have that in her, or how did they support her in being who she wants to be, knowing that speaking on a big platform invited a lot of different opinions and personalities, and how do they manage that."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Kardashian says Thunberg has inspired her to ensure her home is more environmentally friendly, and to teach those practices to her four children North, six, Saint, three, Chicago, one, and Psalm, four months.

"My kids are cautious," she said. "We took out all the plastic out of our homes, and replaced it all with glass. 

"There are now specific decisions based off the environment in our homes on a daily, like teaching them how do we recycle, how do we compost, etc. These are real decisions I have in my household now."

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Kardashian also says she will "most certainly" monitor her kids' social media use as they grow up, after she grew up without a mobile phone.

Social media has been the key to Kardashian's success – she currently has 148 million followers on Instagram, and 62 million followers on Twitter. And the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has earned millions promoting myriad products to her followers.

But that doesn't mean she'll be giving her kids free access to the internet. In fact, it's more likely to mean Kardashian understands the power and pitfalls of social media better than most of us. 

"There's a lot of downfalls with social media such as having to deal with negativity on it," she said. "The aspect of how many followers you have can maybe affect the younger users. However, there are amazing benefits from social media.

"I would definitely be that mum monitoring my kids on social media as they grow up. I don't know what it would be like to grow up with social media. I grew up before cell phones, so I don't know what that would be like!"

With Kardashian's social media expertise, her children will most likely grow up to be experts in the field, and as she revealed back in April that she had registered with the California State Bar to study law, they'll have their legal bases covered too.

Kardashian revealed she's almost finished her first of four years of study, saying, "I really wanted to study criminal law. I've really enjoyed the process, and have always been curious. The more that I know, the more things I can do help.'

As to whether she will have any more children to add to her brood, Kardashian took a hard pass. "To raise responsible, kind, human beings takes time and dedication," she said. "I don't want to be that parent who doesn't spend time with each of my children. Four is my limit!'