10+ Strict Rules Kourtney Kardashian Uses To Run Her Household

You may not think of Kourtney Kardashian as someone who would run a tight ship in her household, but you would be wrong.

She has a lot of rules that her children have to follow, and it's what makes her such a good mother.

1. No TVs in the nursery

When Khloé was asked to design her sister's nursery, she had no idea she would get so much flak for wanting to put a TV in the nursery.

Kourtney was not having it.

2. Handing down clothes

Kourtney Kardashian is the last person you'd expect to give her children second-hand clothes, but she does!

“I kept a lot of Mason’s clothes, like little blazers and loafers and I’ve used them on Penelope."

3. She goes with the flow

When asked about her schedule with her kids, she said:

"I think you do whatever fits your lifestyle. Some people have things planned from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., which works for them. But honestly, the best thing for Mason is just to be with me. When we are out, we just have so much fun."

4. Co-Sleeping

From what we understand, co-sleeping is when you let your kids sleep in your bed.

Kourtney loves it.

“With co-sleeping, I didn’t have to get up out of bed to get the kids back to sleep whenever they woke during the night".

5. She has banned certain words

We know from that one episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians that she has banned the word "fat" from her household.

Why? Because she doesn't want her kids to be self-conscious.

“I just don't want to start getting anybody self-conscious."

"They say if a mother is confident about her body that the daughters are way more likely to not have eating disorders. I'm fine about my body but I'll notice little things. If I'm like, 'Ugh, I hate this outfit! I'm changing!' my daughter will try on tons of outfits before she's happy.”

6. She doesn't like microwaves

While we don't know why Kourtney doesn't use microwaves in her house, we have a couple of theories.

There are a lot of people out there who think that nutrients are lost when food is put in the microwave.

(Even though some nutritionists don't believe that).

And there are others who believe that microwaves can cause health problems.

7. Glass over plastic

Kourtney has this belief that plastic elements can transfer into food if it's stored in a plastic container.

So she uses glass when storing food in her home. Plus, it's better for the environment.

8. She limits iPad use at home

"They don't really play with iPads at all. We used to let them use iPads at restaurants, but rules evolve as kids grow and we learned that didn't always work for us."

"We want to be able to communicate and have conversations with the kids while eating together... "

"... so we try not to have TV or iPads out during breakfast, lunch or dinner."

9. She encourages healthy food

She'll make soups with farm-fresh ingredients, including beets, asparagus, and sweet potatoes.

She also likes to make turkey chili. Wow, just thinking of this is making me hungry!

In fact, the kids are actually on a gluten-free and dairy-free diet!

"I have noticed a great positive change in behavior with my children when we stick to a gluten-free and dairy-free diet."

But she did have some qualms with this decision.

"I kept battling with myself back and forth [...] but I do believe that we have one life to live and I would like to live it feeling my best".

10. They focus on "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" rather than school

This is sure to be a bit of a horror story for some parents.

But it seems that Kourtney Kardashian cares more about her TV show than the education of her children.

A source said in 2015:

Mason's being homeschooled right now instead of being enrolled in kindergarten. It has to be this way. He is shooting Season 11 of the show.”

11. She wants new significant others kept far away

At least until the relationship becomes super serious.

So every time Scott Disick has a new girlfriend, she can't meet the kids right away.

Scott's ex-girlfriend Sofia Richie has definitely had to follow that rule!

Kourtney thinks Sofia is too young to be a good role model. She insists that Scott has to be in a serious relationship for at least six months before introducing a girlfriend to the children," said a source.

12. She lets the children dress themselves

It's no doubt that being a Kardashian makes Kourtney kind of a trendsetter when it comes to fashion.

She wants her kids to have that same freedom.

"[My son definitely] has an opinion on what to wear."

"He gets himself dressed every day and likes to come out and show us his outfit, and we're not allowed to have a say in any of it."

13. She and her daughter must match

If there's one thing that Kourtney likes to do, it is dressing in super cute outfits.

She loves a matching outfit moment.

"I'm totally down for matching outfits. My mom always used to match us,I think it's really cute and it helps me get dressed too, even if it's not exactly matching."

"If I know Penelope is wearing black jeans it'll help me. I'll be like, 'I'll throw on my black jeans!' It makes everything go quicker and it's difficult enough to get everyone ready and out the door — so I just use that as a guide of what they're wearing."

14. She even has strict rules for the nannies

At all times, the nannies are required to call Kourtney "madam".

They better not disobey that rule, either.

One ex-nanny once reported:

“She asked me to call her madam at all times. I once slipped up and called her Kourtney, and she threw a hissy fit. I never made that mistake again.”

Sounds strict!

15. The kids have to get used to hair extensions, like their mom

This may be a point of division for fans of the Kardashians.

All of the parents in the Kardashian family let their children wear hair extensions.

One fan tweeted:

"Kardashians put hair extensions on 2-year-old North West and3-year-old Penelope Disick... Absolutely disgraceful. North West has hair extensions? Do what you want as a mom, but 2 years old and already being taught that natural isn't good enough?"

16. She only uses nannies when she needs them

She once said about her nanny usage:

“I do have help when I’m working. It’s important to have one person I trust, so I know Mason is taken care of."

“But every time I am not working, he is with me."

"Even on an airplane, he is with me even if the nanny is also on the plane. Any time I can have with him, I am lucky to have."

What a good mom!