West’s new book, Six Under Eight, explores her experience of having six children under the age of eight and has recently made headlines for what many perceived to be unconventional modes of parenting.
However, the actress has taken aim at her critics, explaining that we will find ourselves in a vicious cycle if we keep tearing parents down online and that it will eventually lead to parents not asking for help or advice for fear of being judged.
Appearing on Today Extra this morning, West said that her words had been misinterpreted and that she wanted to clear the air on the entire fiasco.
"I'm not talking about full school uniforms or anything that requires ironing, god forbid, I'm just talking about tracksuits, stockings, t-shirts. Something simple to get them out of bed that bit easier," she told Sonia Kruger and David Campbell.
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"It was misinterpreted by some people as me doing it every night, full school uniform, not changing them if there are any accidents overnight which is not the case."
When probed by Kruger as to whether she was shocked at the swift and harsh reactions to her very frank admissions, West joked that after six kids there wasn't a lot that shocked her anymore.
She did, however, lament the current state of social media and the fact it is becoming increasingly easier for parents to jump online and criticise each other on their respective parenting styles.