Celebrity Parents The River Rose Show! Kelly Clarkson's Daughter Adorably Takes Over Hosting Duties for Her Mom "I know there's a 'snickness' going around and we can't be together, but it's okay, we can still call," said Kelly Clarkson's adorable daughter River By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE since 2016. People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 14, 2020 01:07 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Kelly Clarkson‘s daughter River Rose might have a future in television! The singer’s 5½-year-old temporarily took over hosting duties for her mom on Monday, as shown in a heartwarming video shared to The Kelly Clarkson Show‘s YouTube channel. Dressed in lavender pajamas with a wine glass (of orange juice!) sitting nearby, River asks Clarkson, 37, “Am I going?” before expertly launching into an encouraging message for her viewers that addresses the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and orders for social distancing. “Hi everybody! I know there’s a ‘snickness’ going around and we can’t be together, but it’s okay, we can still call and we can still … when you’re sleeping, you can still dream about each other and I hope you’re doing fine.” “And I love you! Bye!” she adorably finished her segment of “The River Rose Show,” blowing a kiss to the camera. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Kelly Clarkson with daughter River (L) and son Remy in 2018. Kelly Clarkson/Instagram Kelly Clarkson with daughter River and son Remy Jimmy Fallon Enlists Help of Adorable Daughters to Continue Hosting The Tonight Show — from Home River’s presence in front of a camera isn’t surprising, considering her mother has been open over the years about her older child’s independent, commanding personality. “She will run a company one day because there’s no way she’s gonna work for anyone,” Clarkson, 37, told PEOPLE in 2018. “She does not heed advice very well. She’s just very ballsy, which is awesome.” Clarkson was encouraging her daughter in her individual growth, too, by helping her answer questions about the person she wants to be — with a couple of strong female role models thrown in for good measure. “I’m like, ‘Was that brave?’ or, ‘Was that nice, was that kind?’ ” said the star. “And she goes, ‘I’m not Wonder Woman.’ I’m like, ‘You are Wonder Woman,’ because she loves Wonder Woman … and she’s like, ‘I River. But I’m like Merida, I brave.’ She’s very cute, [but] she’s very manipulative because she’s 3.” Kelly Clarkson/Instagram Kelly Clarkson’s daughter River in 2017 RELATED VIDEO: Why Kelly Clarkson Immediately Said “No” to Doing Her Own Talk Show — Until Someone Special Changed Her Mind The Voice coach — who also shares son Remington “Remy” Alexander, 4, with husband Brandon Blackstock — added that there’s a “fine line” between helping her daughter feel empowered and making sure she stays within the parenting-rule lines, but that “every mom figures it out” even though they “screw it up” sometimes. “I love that [River] is very bold, and she’s progressive for 3,” said Clarkson. “She watches Jurassic Park and loves it, and Harry Potter … it doesn’t affect her and she’s just very grown up and very boss.” “I don’t want my daughter to be a pushover when she’s older. So that’s an awesome thing, it’s an awesome aspect of her character,” explained the star, adding, “At the same time, you also want to have an adult that doesn’t think they’re right all the time. But toddlers are just so egocentric and it’s just a stage that some people don’t grow out of, let’s be real. But mine will.” As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. To help provide doctors and nurses on the front lines with life-saving medical resources, donate to Direct Relief here.