Jack Osbourne, son of rock icon Ozzy Osbourne, opened up recently about the most important parenting tip he ever got from his father.
"One of the biggest nuggets my dad has given me is never [pass] judgment on kids. Never [shame] your kids in any way," says Jack on People Now. "...their life is their experience, so I can't corral them into what I want their experience to be."
He went on to praise his father for instilling a great work ethic. He says Ozzy drilled ideas like showing up early staying late and making sure the job is done right — a trait he probably takes with him in his career as a paranormal investigator.
Jack Osbourne is a father of three; Pearl (six), Andy Rose (three), and Minnie Theodora (one). He says he loves waking his kids up to start their morning, but not as much on a school day since it's so hectic. He did admit that poop is his least favorite part of having children though.
While dealing with a one-year-old's bowel schedule is difficult, Osbourne has admitted 2019 has been tough. He admitted as much in an Instagram post marking 16 years of sobriety, the rock star's son spoke about his recent divorce and issues within his family as major stressors over the past year.
The divorce came 10 months after Osbourne's now-ex-wife Lisa Stelly filed for it. According to TMZ, Osbourne will be paying a pretty hefty sum of child support, but the couple will share custody of their three children. The separation was pretty messy, as rumors say Osbourne got into an altercation with her new boyfriend. Still, no charges were pressed and the two seem to be on good terms now.
While divorce is never easy, it's important to create an environment for children to cope with the big life changes ahead. Kids Health says parents need to keep heated or legal discussions away from children, keep disruption to the child's routine to a minimum, and each parent should stay involved in the son or daughter's life. They also say parents need to keep themselves healthy during this time of high stress, and managing stress, while difficult, is imperative. While every divorce is different, parents shouldn't let these changes negatively impact their children.