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When Gwen Stefani isn’t being a pop star, she’s at home being mom to sons, Kingston, 11, Zuma, 8, and Apollo, 3, whom she shares with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.

With no rule book to go along with raising kids, the “Make Me Like You” singer says she always thought she’d raise her boys to be “free,” much like she was in her early days with her band, No Doubt. But, things changed once she realized her boys needed to have more structure in their lives.

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“I always thought I would be really free with [my kids] and do whatever I wanted, like, ‘Oh, I’ll take them out of school,’ but you learn that when they have boundaries is when they feel the safest.” Gwen tells “People.”

“The hardest thing to do is having a discipline chart and follow up on all those things. But that’s where you get the results,” she adds.

Aside from setting limits for her children, the 47-year-old hitmaker says she has one big worry when it comes to her kids’ futures.

“I see a constant fear of, ‘How am I gonna make sure these kids are good people?’ I feel like naturally it’s so easy for them to be naughty, and you get more and more worried about it the older they get,” she says.

Good thing Gwen has boyfriend Blake Shelton to be a role model to her kids though. The country crooner, who has been dating Gwen since November of 2015, has developed a pretty strong relationship with the boys.

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In fact, Gwen and eldest son, Kingston attended Blake’s 2017 Warrior Games performance at Soldier Field in Chicago on July 1.

Just look at how adorable Gwen and Kingston are while watching Blake’s performance in the video above!

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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