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How Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld Are Raising Their Kids to Be ‘Decent Human Beings’ (Exclusive)

Raising them right! Jerry Seinfeld and his wife, Jessica Seinfeld, have high hopes for their three children.

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Jessica Seinfeld and Jerry Seinfeld attend the Good+Foundation 2019 Bash presented by Hearst and Johnson & Johnson at Victorian Gardens in Central Park on June 05, 2019 in New York City. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Good+Foundation

“We just try to build decent human beings,” the Seinfeld alum, 65, told Us Weekly exclusively at the Good+Foundation 2019 Bash sponsored by FIJI Water on Wednesday, June 5, of Sascha, 18, Julian, 16, and Shepherd, 13. “We’re not trying to beat them over the head that they have to give back. … The only way to really do it, we believe, is by doing it yourself and modeling it and hopefully they follow.”

The actor went on to share more words of wisdom for his brood. “Don’t just think about yourself,” he said. “Don’t just think about yourself. You know, everybody is very caught in their own bubble. And this is about. ‘Get out of your bubble, look around, see if you can be of some help,’ which of course everyone can.”

Jerry Seinfeld, Sascha Seinfeld, Shepherd Kellen Seinfeld, and Jessica Seinfeld attend Good+Foundation 2019 Bash presented by Hearst and Johnson & Johnson with FIJI Water at Victorian Gardens in Central Park, New York. Cindy Ord/Getty Images for FIJI Water

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In October 2018, Jerry and his wife told Us exclusively how lax they are with their three kids when it comes to their dating lives. “They have to figure it out on their own,” the comedian said.

Jessica added: “We don’t over-parent.”

So how is this going for the couple? “They have their little nastiness, and you know, they close themselves in their rooms and stuff,” the Brooklyn native told Us at the time. “But you can just barge in and go, ‘OK. Out of the room, off the screen.’ You can push them around still.”

The SeinLanguage author and his wife, 47, tied the knot in 1999 and started growing their family one year later. This year, they will celebrate 20 years of marriage.

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“Maybe we’ll go out to dinner, and we’ll write each other nice letters,” the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee host told Us on Wednesday of their anniversary plans.

With reporting by Lexi Ciccone

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