Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have reportedly made a deal to never spank baby North. Their agreement comes amid recent reports about famous people such as NFL player Adrian Peterson beating their children.
"Kim and Kanye decided before North was born there would be no spanking, ever," a source tells RadarOnline. "It's not how they want to raise their daughter. As North gets older, and when she acts up, there will be time outs, taking away a favorite toy, but absolutely no physical discipline."
Last week, Peterson found himself in the middle of a child-beating scandal and turned himself in on charges that he beat his 4-year-old son in Texas. He is accused of beating his son with a switch, or a small tree branch, leaving bloody cuts, welts and bruises on the boy's legs and buttocks. The reports helped launch a national debate on appropriate forms of discipline.
Kim's sister, Kourtney, also does not physically discipline her two kids. "Kourtney doesn't spank her kids, and they are very well behaved. North will be given clear boundaries that a child needs, and there will be consequences that won't involve any hitting or spanking. It's all about rewarding the positive behavior, and dealing with the naughty tantrums with patience and love," the insider continued.
Kim's ex-boyfriend, Reggie Bush, has a different approach to child-rearing, however. "I most definitely discipline my daughter," he said, regarding his 1-year-old, Briseis. Bush explained that he "definitely will try to obviously not leave bruises or anything like that on her" but that he firmly believes it's all right to "discipline her, harshly, depending on what the situation is."