Jack Osbourne gets parenting advice from his family.

The 30-year-old star - who has Pearl, four, and Andy, 16 months, with his wife Lisa Stelly - had a great upbringing thanks to his parents, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, and he wants to do the same for his own kids.

He said: ''Both my parents were really big about the way they communicated to us. My mom would always talk to us like we're humans - same with my dad.

''It was never that, like, 'We're your parents and we're just this dominant figure in your life.' It [was] always a conversation, which I think is really important to be able to have - communicating with a kid on their level versus trying to talk down to a kid.

''There are times when you do have to come in and discipline and drop the hammer a little bit, but I think it's contextualizing why you're doing it after the fact - after the tears have gone away, it's then explaining, 'Hey listen, that happened because of this.'''

And Jack feels there is an ''ignorant freedom'' for those who are not parents.

He added to People magazine: ''There's an ignorant freedom without being a parent. You don't realise how you can do things at ease, and you can just jump on a plane and you can just get in your car and go.

''There's certain things that you don't [understand how easy they are] until [they're gone]. But I wouldn't trade it for the world ... I think I'm a pretty realistic parent. I like to try and ride the line of being fun, but yet mean when I say, 'This is how it's gonna be.'''