The ex-girlfriend of Britney Spears' fiance will allow the pop beauty to have a role in her children's lives - but only after she gives her some parenting tips.

Former MOESHA star Shar Jackson has a two-year-old daughter called KORI with dancer Kevin Federline and the former couple also have a boy due to be born later this month (JUL04).

But rather than get upset at the news that Federline and Spears will now be marrying, Jackson admits she's ready to accept the TOXIC singer as a figure in her children's lives.

She tells US WEEKLY, "My daughter Kori will only meet her after I do. Like any good parent, you want to know who your kid is going to be around.

"I'll sit down with her. I have (parenting) books she can read."

And while she's preparing to welcome Spears into her extended family, Jackson admits Federline needs to start putting more work into being a good dad.

She says, "He saw Kori the day before Father's Day. But there is a lot of parenting that he hasn't been doing. Kevin is pretty much thinking about Kevin these days."

01/07/2004 02:08