KEY POINTS

  • Khloe Kardashian doesn't want her daughter True Thompson living in a bubble
  • She praised her late father, Robert Kardashian, for teaching her the realities of life
  • She wants True to grow up valuing "good reputation"

Khloe Kardashian wants to raise her daughter well and plans to achieve this by making the young child aware of the many realities in life, including racial issues.

In her guesting stint at Leomie Anderson’s “Role Model” podcast on July 19, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star said it was important for her 3-year-old daughter, True Thompson, to have a complete understanding of issues beyond their “privileged life.”

"I do want her to be exposed to as much inclusion, but variety as possible. I don't want her living in a bubble thinking, you know— because we do have this very privileged life and I want her to know all types of life and all types of living and be very aware of that." Kardashian said, praising her late father Robert Kardashian for teaching her and her siblings about the realities of life, during the podcast.

Responding further to Anderson’s question about “the kind of world she wants her daughter to grow up in as a woman of color,” Kardashian, 37, explained that as a parent, she is duty-bound to have racial discussions with her child while educating herself more on the issue.

“I will be always learning and trying to do the best I can do as being her mom,” the “Good American” entrepreneur said on the podcast.

“I’m obviously not a woman of color, but I do want her to be exposed to as much inclusion but variety as possible…I know some people get uncomfortable with talking to their kids about race, or they think, ‘Oh we live in a bubble, we never have to address that my child is black,'” Kardashian said during the podcast. “I mean, of course, you do. You’re only setting them up, I think, for failure if you don’t talk about race and probably the things they’re going to endure once they’re in, quote, the real world.”

When asked about the most important life lesson she could pass on to True, Kardashian said she would tell her daughter that “a good reputation is more valuable than anything else in the world.”

“Just always try to lead an honest life that you’re proud of,” she added.

During the podcast, Kardashian also praised her mother, Kris Jenner, describing her as a very supportive parent even when she and her siblings made mistakes.

“My mom did such a good job at letting us be us, still being there for us, never judging us, like always being there to pick up the pieces when we called her,” she said on the podcast. 

Khloe Kardashian PARRAMATTA, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 21: Khloe Kardashian waves to her fans during a Khloe Kardashian for Kardashian Kollection In-Store Appearance and Signing at Westfield Parramatta on November 21, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images