By peoplestaff225
Updated April 21, 2010 08:00 AM

Second child syndrome is alive and well in the Paisley household!

So says dad Brad Paisley, admitting to PEOPLE Moms & Babies that at just one year, son Jasper Warren is “a better kid” than his older brother William ‘Huck’ Huckleberry, now 3, was.

“The second kid just kind of takes the table scraps and doesn’t complain as much,” he notes.

“They instantly feel their place. They’re not the center of the universe so much.”

When the circumstances call for either boy to be disciplined, the country singer, 37, says that he’ll often take turns with actress wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley.

“We’re both pretty strict,” he observes. “I like to think that we both have a lot of the same outlook.”

Adding that “discipline is a big deal,” Paisley muses that if Huck and Jasper “can’t understand that you can’t do certain things, there’s going to be trouble in life.”

At the same time, it sounds as though neither parent plays bad cop often. “They are awesome,” Paisley — fresh on the heels of Jasper’s first birthday party — confides.

“It’s a blast. It’s a thrill a minute. It’s a sleep-deprived state of hallucination and utter joy. It’s great,” he adds.

— Reporting by Mark Gray