Hard work really does pay off! That’s one of the lessons that Kim Kardashian is trying to instill in her children. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star made an appearance on CNN’s The Van Jones Show on Saturday, April 20, to talk about her new lawyer apprenticeship and she weighed in on the college admissions scam scandal that’s been buzzing around Hollywood.

“I think as a parent you have to let your kid, like for me, I would never — if they couldn’t get into a school, I would never want to use privilege to try to force them into a situation that they wouldn’t thrive in anyway,” Kim, 38, said. “So that’s where just see that that is not appropriate. It’s just, when you have so much access, so many things that are just presented to you — I just want my kids to be kind. I want them to be as grounded as possible. And to buy your way into something just wouldn’t benefit anybody.”

The makeup mogul shares three children with her husband, rapper Kanye West — 5-year-old North, 3-year-old Saint, and 1-year-old Chicago — and they are expecting their fourth child together via surrogate next month. And even though they’re being raised around cameras and paparazzi and fame, Kim explained that it’s important for her to teach her children the value of work ethic by leading by example.

“To me, having my kids see me studying, leaving and going into an office [a] few days a week, studying all the time, coming home, I have my backpack, they have their backpack, they’re studying, I’m studying and them seeing that I have this filming career, I’m having makeup samples tested all over my arm while I’m trying to read my flash cards and all of this stuff,” Kim said. “I hope that they get inspired to know that they can put in the hard work and even though I’m in my late 30’s and I’m just finishing college or attempting to do that now, it’s never too late and there really is no easy way out. I’ve always worked hard and I hope that my kids see that work ethic and want to do the same thing.”

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