She was a bit frank about her vulnerability in her relationship with her kids River Rose, 8, and Remington Alexander, 6,

particularly when it comes to talking about her divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock.

Kelly Clarkson Shares Valuable Lesson

"I think the most important thing I've learned in therapy, especially through this divorce, is 'Don't hide everything from your kids. 

Obviously, don't talk about stuff that you shouldn't talk about, but it's okay if they see you cry, or it's okay if they see you've had a bad day,' " she said to the media publication.

"You start to feel that kind of a shame, like, 'I've got to put my best foot forward as a mom because I don't want them to be affected.'

But then you allow your kids to express empathy, and they learn how to say, 'Oh, man, I'm sorry you had a hard day.' "

"Stronger," the "Stronger" singer split from Blackstock 45 in June 2020, after seven years of union. They divorced in March 2020. divorce was finally finalized on March.

Concerning her experiences with "mom guilt," Clarkson said she is "very fortunate" that she has the "means" to see her children as often as she can.

‘American Idol’ OG Winner Kelly Clarkson

"My mom, I did call her once -- this was years ago -- and I was like, 'Do I see my kids enough?' And she was like,

'Oh, my God, Kelly, you see your kids way more than I saw you!' A lot of people don't have the means, so I'm very fortunate," she wrote.