May 30, 2014 1:50 pm
Updated: May 30, 2014 1:53 pm

WATCH: Chantal Kreviazuk sings the praises of parenting


TORONTO — Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk explained Friday why she and husband Raine Maida stopped using hired help to raise their children.

“I don’t want other people connecting with my kids,” said the 40-year-old mother of sons Rowan, Lucca and Salvador. “I don’t know their values, their modeling — and I’m scared of my own. I want to nail it exactly how I want to nail it.”

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Appearing on Global’s The Morning Show, Kreviazuk recalled a moment at home when she saw a nanny helping her son with homework.

“I was like, something’s wrong,” she said.

“She’s not an educator and she doesn’t have my skill set.”

Kreviazuk added: “Things can get twisted and all of a sudden you’re just realizing, OK, I need to clean house.”

The singer insisted parents should stay connected with their children until they’re young adults.

“We don’t finish brain development until we’re 22. We don’t have rationale until we’re 22,” she said.

“And it goes so quickly so why not be present?”

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