Peter Andre, 50, admits he’s become ‘less and less strict’ with each child as he prepares to welcome his fifth
Peter Andre has admitted he has become ‘less and less strict’ with his children as he prepares to welcome his fifth.
The pop star, 50, is set to become a dad again in April, after he confirmed that he and his wife Emily, 34, are expecting their third child together.
Speaking in an interview on his GB News show Saturday Morning Live, Peter and Emily gave an insight into his parenting style.
The singer shares his oldest children son Junior, 18, and daughter Princess, 16, with his ex-wife Katie Price and has daughter Amelia, nine, and son Theo, seven with Emily.
He began: ‘In terms of the relationship with my kids, I always say how being a parent is first and foremost the job. That’s a given. But also being a friend is important as it means they can open up to you and they can talk to you.’
Peter Andre has admitted he has become ‘less and less strict’ with his children as he prepares to welcome his fifth
The pop star, 50, is set to become a dad again in April, after he confirmed that he and his wife Emily, 34, are expecting their third child together
Peter continued: ‘Now Junior, my eldest, is a bit disappointed in my parenting because I was so strict with him and then with the other two. But I’m not as strict now. As each child came along, I became less and less strict.’
Emily added: ‘I think we just try to be open with them. We just have open dialogue in the family. Who’s the strictest one? I think it’s a balance.
‘I learned a lot from Pete as well, but you’ve got to be strict and have those boundaries. They have to know that there’s love there as well.’
Explaining how she helps her children deal with social media she continued: ‘Social media is a really tricky thing. I think parents now are just having to learn to deal with it because I’ve got absolutely no experience myself.
‘It just wasn’t around when I was a teenager. So that’s something we’re learning every day, and how to cope with it. With the body image side of things, I just try to be really positive with all the kids about their strengths in all areas.
‘I try not to focus too much on their appearance. I always try to say to them, that’s such a good piece of homework you’ve done or I’m really proud of you, and I saw how hard you tried today.
‘So I really try hard to praise them for things other than physical appearance so that they get to value all aspects of themselves and not just their appearance because there’s a big pressure I think on boys and girls to look a certain way.
‘Whether that’s their body size or shape or their facial features. I always try to make sure that they know that there’s more important things about them.’
The singer shares his oldest children son Junior (second right), 18, and daughter Princess (right), 16, with ex-wife Katie Price and has Amelia, nine, and son Theo, seven with Emily
Speaking in an interview on his GB News show Saturday Morning Live, Peter and Emily gave an insight into his parenting style
The singer said his stipulations are ‘very straight forward’ and he hopes they will set a good example to his younger children Amelia, nine, and Theo, six.
The Mysterious Girl hitmaker said Princess, 16, who went public with her first romance in May, has not yet had a sleepover with her beau in his home.
He revealed that ‘everyone knows’ his three simple requests for boyfriends or girlfriends as he explained they must ‘be downstairs, the doors are open and its daytime’.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline to help launch On the Beach’s Summer Sun Report, Peter opened up about his tips for parenting a teen romance.
He began: ‘ In terms of the relationship with my kids, I always say how being a parent is first and foremost the job. That’s a given. But also being a friend is important’
Previously, Peter revealed that he had ‘strict rules’ for teen daughter Princess and her first boyfriend
He said: ‘Any parenting tips or rules are only as good as they are in your house. My rules in my house are very straightforward. Everyone knows them, it’s not even a question.
‘With boyfriends or girlfriends, it’s downstairs, doors are open and it’s daytime. Down the line if there is a sleepover, one can sleep downstairs.
‘We have younger children too and you don’t want them seeing things. If the relationship ends and then you bring someone else in, it doesn’t look right and as far as the little kids are concerned it’s always a friend is over.
‘I have strict rules when it comes to that but like I said, downstairs, doors open and daytime.’