'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Recap: Kyle Richards Needs to Get Her Kids Under Control

Kyle Richards

Can we please take a moment to discuss Kyle Richards? I could dedicate a 20-page ode to her ability to stay neutral while still inciting conflict, but that's not what I'm going to do tonight (mainly because I have it on good authority that 20-page odes do not for an invested readership make). Instead I want to talk about Kyle's quest to keep her youngest daughter, Portia, from becoming spoiled. Look, this is tricky. You never want to be that person calling out another mom for how they're raising their kids. But you know you'd be lying if you claimed never to have arched an eyebrow at a screaming tyke having a meltdown in the mall while mom indulged in a free hand massage. 

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With that said, and with the understanding that the most we know about Kyle as a mom we glean through the television show she stars in, let's just say that she's got her work cut out for her with Portia. While Kyle's other girls emerged fairly well-balanced, Portia is the first one of Kyle's kids to experience a life of nothing-but-wealth. I mean, for pete's sake, she thinks nothing of flying on a private jet! I did not fly on a plane FOR YEARS. It's still exciting to me and I am a 31-year-old riding coach! 

This week Kyle talked about wanting to be careful that Portia doesn't get spoiled. This was, of course, interspersed with shots of her demanding her mother purchase her various things like she was the proverbial queen of Sheba. It's awkward. It's even more awkward because Kyle, for whatever else her faults may be, seems really earnest about wanting to keep Portia humble. But, for whatever reason, she can't seem to put her money where her mouth is. If she's not careful, the girl will wind up totally spoiled. 

What should Kyle do to bring her daughter back down to Earth?

 

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