Mark Wahlberg wants to be 'involved' dad
Mark Wahlberg wants to be ''involved'' in every aspect of his kids' lives, but insists he will still discipline them.
Mark Wahlberg wants his children to ''trust'' him.
The 42-year-old actor - who has kids Ella, 10, Michael, eight, Brendan, five, and Grace, four, with wife Rhea Durham - thinks it is important to have a close relationship with his family so they aren't ''terrified'' of him, but he insists that doesn't mean he won't administer discipline when needed.
He said: ''I think the most important thing is to always be involved in every aspect of their life. To give them enough trust that they can share things with you. I don't want them to be terrified of me, you know?
''But I don't want them to think they can do whatever they want and get away with it, either, because they can't.''
The 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' star - who spent time in prison when he was younger - is proud of his success but worries his wealth means his kids won't ''appreciate'' things in the way he did when he was younger and growing up in a poor area.
He told the new issue of Esquire magazine: ''The biggest thing for me is, you know, as quickly as I was able to turn it around, to get from there to here, from me having nothing as a kid to me here now, providing everything for my kids, it's like, I worry that maybe they won't appreciate things.
''I worry that maybe they'll have a sense of entitlement. You don't wanna give your kids everything without giving them the tools to be great people.''