Jamie Oliver thinks his daugh­ters are bet­ter par­ents than he is

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The 41-year-old chef has kids Poppy, 14, Daisy, 13, Petal, seven, Buddy, six, and River, four months, with wife Jools and is al­ways im­pressed with how well the teenagers care for the younger mem­bers of the fam­ily. He said: “Even with Buddy, Poppy and Daisy were in­cred­i­ble adult fig­ures. Some­times I think they’re bet­ter par­ents than I am.” Poppy and Daisy were present at their youngest brother’s birth and Poppy even cut River’s um­bil­i­cal cord, with Jamie catch­ing the “magic” mo­ment on cam­era. He said:” Of­ten mums have to work hard for teenage girls and I just thought it was an amaz­ing mo­ment to re­spect your mum for be­ing pretty damn in­cred­i­ble. “It was just magic and I got it on cam­era as well.” The culi­nary ex­pert ad­mits he is learn­ing slowly about be­ing a fa­ther to teenagers, as it doesn’t come as nat­u­rally to him as par­ent­ing younger kids. He told Woman magazine: “I wouldn’t say I’m a nat­u­ral par­ent of teenagers, but I am pick­ing it up. “I’m def­i­nitely good at the tod­dler bit and the baby bit, but you know, you’re just tryin to duck and drive and learn what they need and what they do and don’t like from par­ents. “I think Jools and I are quite nor­mal and we want the kids to be kind and nice peo­ple. “She’s a great mum and I try to do the bit that dads do too, which is a hard one to nav­i­gate, but they like me around. “Nor­mally celeb kids can be a lit­tle bit up and down so I’m try­ing to keep them grounded and nor­mal and give them ex­pe­ri­ences that make them nice peo­ple.”

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