Britney Spears plans to steer her two sons away from a career in showbiz - because she wants them to have the "normal childhood" she missed out on.
The singer was thrust into the limelight at the age of 10, when she appeared on talent show Star Search and then landed a role in the Mickey Mouse Club. Her early start in fame has been blamed for her recent troubles, including the meltdown that lost her custody of Sean Preston, two, and one-year-old Jayden James.
And Spears is determined the pair won't be pushed into showbiz.
She tells OK! magazine, "If they want to do it, and they are talented enough, I would support them. But they'd have to express an interest on their own.
"I'd rather they didn't (pursue it) but I'd love them unconditionally if they wanted to. I'd just as soon they have a more normal childhood."
Meanwhile Spears - who released her debut album ...Baby One More Time at only 18 - is still hard at work on her next comeback record, calling it her "best work ever".
The disc will be Spears' sixth studio album - the follow up to last year's (07) Blackout - and will see contributions from producers including Jonathan 'J.R.' Rotem and Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins.