Surprising rules the Kardashians made for their kids

If you've been keeping up with the Kardashians, you might be convinced that there's absolutely nothing normal about the famous TV family. Since their show Keeping Up With The Kardashians (KUWTK) aired in 2007, there's practically been nothing but wild antics, from Kris Jenner renting a chimpanzee to keep her company when all of her kids were gone to the sisters sharing breast milk to treat Kim Kardashian's psoriasis. (And no, we're not making that up. We couldn't if we wanted to.)

With that, you might be surprised to know that the cast actually enforces some strict — and even traditional — rules with the Kardashian and Jenner babies. Of course, there are some bizarre ones in the mix, but there are others that prove the Calabasas, Calif.-based family is just like the rest of us. From restrictions on visitors to constant surveillance, keep reading for the surprising rules the Kardashians made their kids follow.

Filming first

Considering the Kardashians have built their fame and fortune from simply sharing their daily lives with the world, it might not be surprising that filming is the No. 1 priority of some Kardashian kids. It's apparently so important that Kourtney Kardashian's eldest son, Mason Disick, reportedly had his entire schedule shifted around in 2015 so he could spend more time in front of KUWTK cameras. A family friend told Radar Online that the then-six-year-old was "being homeschooled right now instead of being enrolled in kindergarten." The insider added, "It has to be this way. He is shooting Season 11 of the show."

While he might not get to live the classroom life, there's no question that he still gets to go on exciting field trips. In 2018, when Kardashian was still dating her model beau Younes Bendjima, the group enjoyed a vacation on the Amalfi coast (via E! News), and the same year, he spent some time in Bali with his mom and dad, Scott Disick (via People).

They can be on KUWTK, but they can't watch it

Khloé Kardashian's children won't be watching their famous family on the small screen any time soon. In a post shared to her app (which has since been shut down) that laid out all her dreams and rules for her daughter, True, whom she shares with NBA baller Tristan Thompson, the Good American founder wrote that it will be years before her little one is able to watch the hit E! series. "My child will be 13 when they watch their first episode of KUWTK," she declared (via Marie Claire).

And she didn't stop there: Kardashian has even got rules on the music True can listen to. "My baby is going to grow up listening to: Old school music. We listen to it now. All Anita Baker, Michael McDonald, Marvin Gaye, Patti LaBelle, Michael Jackson…real music!" she added. Sorry, Aunty Kim and Uncle Kanye. There will be no "Jam" or "Bound 2" played in Khlo's house.

No pink!

Think about this: Have you ever seen North West wearing pink? We can't recall too many occasions, aside from one time the paps caught her in a pink tutu as a baby, and that's apparently for a reason. In 2015, a source told Radar Online that her fashion designer dad Kanye West absolutely hates the color on women. "Kim had always loved wearing pink before meeting Kanye, but he hates the color. Kanye thinks it's just cliche for women to wear pink," the insider dished. "Kanye doesn't want their daughter dressed in pink, ever."

He reportedly takes this rule to such extremes that North's nanny has to take pictures of the child's outfits for approval when West and Kardashian are out of town. "The nanny has been tasked with making sure that North is never in pink, and don't want Kim's mom, Kris, or sisters to put her in the dreaded color," the source continued. All this from the guy who helped popularize pink sweaters and turtlenecks and is known to have pink hair himself? Um, OK.

Endless selfies and Netflix binges will have to wait

Kourtney Kardashian runs a really tight ship when it comes to technology. In a post uploaded to her now-shuttered app, titled "How I Feel About Technology for My Kids," the reality star revealed that she has limits on the amount of time her children can spend on devices. "It's tough to know what's best for our kids when it comes to technology," she wrote (via Stylecaster). "Now that all my kids are over the age of two, I do allow them limited time to play video games and watch television. We have a game room, so I allow 30 minutes of video game time during the week and an hour on the weekends."

Kim Kardashian has also enforced rules on technology, though she seems to be a bit more flexible than her big sis. During panel at Beautycon 2018, the model said she believes in cell phone hours. "[For kids], maybe the phones are in the kitchen so that when they wake up they have breakfast with the family and then they get their phones," she explained (via People).

TVs are off in the Jenner-Webster household

There will be no Bubble Guppies, Sesame Street, Keeping Up With The Kardashians or anything else for any child of Kylie Jenner or Travis Scott (whose real name is Jacques Webster). Speaking to Rolling Stone in 2018, the "Sicko Mode" rapper revealed that he and his baby mama aren't allowing their first-born, Stormi Webster, to watch television at all. "Today's kids are on iPads. There's so much technology, they don't play outside anymore," he explained to the publication. "That's why, with Stormi — no TV. That TV s**t is out."

But Stormi appears to be doing fine without it, as of this writing at least. According to Webster, she's got toys to keep her busy (although her favorite gadget, he says, is a thermostat) and she's always traveling with him — even on his tours. "She got more stamps on her passport than a lot of motherf******," Webster added.

North West has to keep it natural

North West can wear her natural tresses however she wants, whether in braids or updos. But she has limits on how often she can straighten her hair. This revelation came in 2018, when Kim Kardashian tweeted a photo of West with noticeably sleek hair to which a fan responded, "Don't straighten her hair too much it'll ruin her curls." The beauty mogul tweeted back, "[North] is allowed twice a year, on her birthday and birthday party! This pic was taken back in June on her bday."

Despite the backlash, Kardashian has tried to help West embrace her curly hair. During an episode of KUWTK, she took classes to learn how to style her daughter's hair, and in a 2018 chat with Interview magazine, Kardashian said she and her mini-me have open conversations about it. "She's obsessed with her curly hair, and if she finds someone who has the same hair, she runs to them and is like, "You have curly hair like me?" And we get to talk about it," she told the magazine.

Is this gluten-free?

Even casual KUWTK fans know that Kourtney Kardashian is an organic-loving, donut-sniffing-because-she-can't-eat-them health nut. But she also makes her children follow a similar lifestyle. In 2016, Kardashian revealed on her (now-shuttered) app that she'd dropped dairy and gluten from her children's diets, citing the positive effects the restrictions have had on her own lifestyle. "I kept battling with myself back and forth — like, why am I doing this diet? I have always felt fine before when eating dairy and gluten, but I do believe that we have one life to live and I would like to live it feeling my best," Kardashian wrote (via People). "I have noticed a great positive change in behavior with my children when we stick to a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. I don't think everyone needs to eat this way but we had muscle testing done, which showed we all have sensitivities to corn, gluten and dairy."

While she wrote that she "strongly" avoids foods with artificial dyes and food coloring — in other words, the fun stuff like candy and cupcakes — she added that sometimes she "[lets] the kids have popcorn at the movies and a churro at Disneyland." So that's at least something.

Kim's kids roll with protection

How scary was it to find out that Kim Kardashian had been tied up, gagged, and robbed in Paris in October 2016? She was so shaken up after the incident that she started taking some serious safety precautions. Not only did she reportedly ramp up her own security, but she also got each of her children around-the-clock security. Explaining the reported decision to Page Six, a source said, "The kids being kidnapped is Kim's biggest fear. She previously didn't want to shell out for armed security, but now she realizes the family needs 24-hour protection."

Kardashian opened up about this in a later interview on The Alec Baldwin Show, telling the host that she and her family are constantly surrounded by bodyguards. "Now my life is six security [guards] outside of our house at all times, and a few security when I travel, always 24/7 outside my door," she explained (via Entertainment Tonight). "I just move totally differently now."

Don't say 'fat' around Kourtney's kids

There's nothing wrong with discussing healthy eating habits and positive body image with your kids, but has Kourtney Kardashian taken this approach a step too far? For example, in an episode of her family's show, which aired in June of 2016, per Yahoo, Kardashian objected to momager Kris Jenner's use of "the f-word — "fat," that is —" in front of her daughter, Penelope.

It reportedly started with Jenner asking Kardashian, "Do I look fat?" in the middle of their conversation. Kardashian, between bites of salad, declared, "Don't use that word in front of my daughter, please."

While Jenner seemed to be a bit perplexed by the response, Kourt might actually be on to something. Not only does science suggest healthier alternatives to talking about weight with children, but she also knows what it's like to struggle with weight gain and body-shaming. So we can't say we blame her for being proactive and protecting her daughter in such a manner.