Baldiliocks opens up inside Esquire magazine and reveals a few things he's learned about being father, and while he says it ain't easy, it sure is F-U-N!!!
On how he has fun with the kiddies:
"Now I'm fun, just with fewer people. I'm in love with my wife and my kids. I require very little. Friends come over, the kids come over when they can. We eat dinner. And I'm happy to play along with their momentum. I save it for them. This is it.
I'm happy. This is how I'm doing. That's my fun."
On listening before speaking:
"Sometimes I have to resist the urge to speak. I learned it from dealing with my kids. That's my number-one rule.
It applies in life, but it's more about being a father. I'd rather hear what they have to say. You learn more by listening. And this stuff is just a matter of not equating drama with actions that will help them. Teach them to shun drama."
On owning up to your mistakes:
“Take responsibility for when you are wrong. They hear you own up, and they learn to own up.
You have to give thema code. Beginning with things like 'Don't bite people.' That becomes something like 'It's not okay to be mean. Ever.'
That was our watchword when the girls were younger."
On letting loose with the kids:
"I make them laugh.
You gotta do the drool-take, gotta make them see that goofiness is still safe.
You have to make them laugh at you."
We like Bruce as a movie star, but we LOVE him as a dad, and think fatherhood is his BEST role by far!!!!
What do U think about his parenting tips?!!
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