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Life is busy in the Goldschneider household. Jackie Goldschneider and husband Evan are parents to two, count 'em two(!!), sets of twins: Jonas and Adin, as well as Hudson and Alexis. It's clear that Jackie has a lot of love for her The Real Housewives of New Jersey family — and that definitely also goes for Evan.
In an email interview with The Daily Dish, Evan revealed all about his role as a father of four, and how much his life has evolved over the years because of it.
Describe your first Father's Day.
Evan Goldschneider: It was an amazing feeling to spend the day with all my close family members. And it cemented the fact that I was no longer simply the kid, or the youngest one in the family. I had real responsibilities for once!
Describe your best Father's Day.
EG: Every year is equally special. This year may be even more so given that I have a better appreciation for all of the great things in my life, namely my family.
What is the best dad advice you ever got and from whom did you receive it?
EG: Be firm and make sure your children are always respectful and hard-working. And you don't always have to be their friend. My dad gave me that advice.
How would you describe your dad philosophy?
EG: Be a kid with the kids and then when they act up be a military sergeant, and when they need comforting listen and be patient.
What have you learned most about yourself from being a dad?
EG: I vaguely remember having a life to myself somewhere in the middle part of the first decade of the 2000s. Also, I've become more patient.
What’s the most important lesson you can teach your kids?
EG: Be humble, act equally kind to people you know and don't know, and work hard because there is always someone out there outworking you.
Are you the easy parent or the disciplinary parent?
EG: Both. I like to give the kids freedom to make mistakes, but then I come down hard when I need to make sure they learn from mistakes.
What’s the most important lesson your kids have taught you?
EG: Life is short. Even as an adult, don't be afraid to act like a kid.
What do you hope for your kids and future generations?
EG: That they continue to pass on the right morals to their children and future generations.
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