"I offer suggestions and stuff like that, you know, and kind of build a foundation. But you know, you have to let kids make their own mistakes," the DJ, 46, spilled of recent high school graduates Hannah, Colin, Aaden, Leah, Joel and Alexis, as well as Cara and Maddy.
That demeanor holds true especially when dealing with social media. "Even though you think it’s inappropriate or it’s not cool, you know, you’re just old. That’s what I’m figuring out," he explained of how he seemingly tried to give advice in the past that was ignored. "It’d be discouraging if I say, ‘Don’t post that’ or anything like that."
Jon admitted he's somewhat blissfuly unaware of what goes down on Instagram, noting, "I try not to follow my kids because I don’t want, like, crazy fans dumping over and, like, 'Mady just posted that thing,' you know?"
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He's accused ex-wife Kate Gosselin of alienating the other children from him, though that hasn't stopped him from making the effort to rebuild his connection with the rest of the crew.
In a separate interview, Jon noted he hadn't seen the four other sextuplets in nearly five years, though his dynamic with Cara and Maddy is even worse, as he confessed they've been estranged for "about nine years."
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"At first it was very difficult, but now it's, you know, you hope for the best, but you don't dwell on it, you know what I mean? Maybe we'll develop a relationship in the future," he shared. "I can't put all my eggs in one basket like I used to and then be upset about it."
In Touch Weekly spoke with Jon.