Kelly Clarkson Opens Up About Why She Wants People to Call Girls Things Other Than ‘Pretty’

Kelly Clarkson says there are some-more things people can tell immature girls instead of commenting on their looks.

The thespian and Voice manager opened adult to PEOPLE for this year’s The Beautiful Issue, explaining that girls are mostly taught to be called things like “pretty” and “beautiful” by princess movies.

“I’m not one of those people that’s like, ‘I hatred princesses.’ we consider they’re awesome, we know all a songs,” Clarkson says. “But I make a indicate to always say other adjectives. It’s not always like, ‘Oh, we demeanour beautiful.’ It’s like, ‘Man, you’re so rad,’ ‘You’re stylish,’ ‘You’re cool,’ ‘You’re unique.’ ”

The 35-year-old thespian says this is something that’s generally critical to her when it comes to her possess daughter and stepdaughter — River Rose, 3½, and Savannah, 16, respectively.

“Especially a oldest girl, she’s like model-worthy gorgeous,” Clarkson says. “You know all a things that she is, though maybe not everybody says all a time since she’s captivating.”

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She adds, “Anytime a small lady — our 3-year-old — walks in, everybody’s like, ‘You’re so pretty!’ we don’t mind her being pretty, we don’t mind people observant it, though I don’t wish her to get boxed into that.”

“I feel like infrequently that happens with girls. we always contend ‘cool’ and ‘fun,’ and we use opposite adjectives,” Clarkson shares. “I make a indicate to do that.”

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Clarkson says her father Brandon Blackstock is also on house with enlivening traits aside from looks. “It’s not all about that during a end,” she says. “My father and we are unequivocally blunt with a kids and I’m like, ‘Pretty fades, impression lasts.’ Being fun lasts, being a good tellurian matters and being intelligent is important.”

“We’re flattering blunt, we’re substantially tough on them, though it’s fine,” adds a American Idol champ. “I consider people are too easy now. My relatives were tough on me — or my mom was — and look, we incited out fine. I’m fine.”