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10 Of David Beckham’s Best Quotes On Fatherhood

The sports legend has some legendary things to say about being a dad.

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David Beckham is not only one of the best soccer players of all time, he’s also a doting dad to Brooklyn, 23, Romeo, 19, Cruz, 17, and Harper, 10, who he shares with wife and fashion designer Victoria Beckham.

I wanted my kids to live through my career with me – through the highs and obviously a couple of lows along the way. I always wanted that.

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I remember the moment when Brooklyn was born, I slept with my head against the door because I was so worried that someone was going to come in.


I've become a taxi driver overnight with the kids. I'm literally an Uber driver now... I have four drop-offs at four different schools, so I get that done in an hour and 15 minutes.

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I love all my children, of course, equally. But I’m definitely stricter with the boys than I am Harper, which gets me in trouble with my wife.

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I think you mature quicker with kids. You have more important things in life to worry about than your everyday worries, and life becomes all about the kids.

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Being present with your child. That’s the greatest gift you can give to any child—your attention.

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We are very strict parents. We want to bring them up as closely as possible to how we were brought up, because you have to give them manners, you have to give them boundaries.

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We have always led by example, in terms of the way we treat our children, with the way we look after our children, the way we love our children.

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I’m still learning new things about fatherhood every day...Four kids now and nearly 20 years of experience as a father, and you never stop learning.

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My real legacy, though, has to be my family, having four amazing children who are passionate, determined, polite, who are good human beings.

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