June 16, 2016 05:05 PM

Nothing about Jennifer Lopez‘s life with twins Maximilian and Emme is ordinary, but it works for them.

In an upcoming interview with Fox 5 New York’s Rosanna Scotto, Lopez opens up about life with her 8-year-olds, and how they make school and mom’s time in the spotlight work.

“We don’t have a normal life, I don’t have normal kids,” Lopez says from Las Vegas, where she’s currently in residence at AXIS Theater in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. “I’m not normal. So our life is not normal. I’ve come to terms with that.”

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She knows, however, that not everyone is on board with her parenting style: “Everybody’s like, ‘You should have them in school, they need friends.’ It drives me – it can drive you crazy.”

The kids, Lopez’s with ex-husband Marc Anthony, are thriving regardless, she says.

“They are super happy, well-adjusted, loving, caring kids, and that’s the most important thing,” she explains. “We’ll get them educated – homeschool is great for them, when we have to do it. The most important thing is that they’re with their mom — that they don’t feel abandoned by a parent.”

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And she prides herself on being a hands-on mom. “I want to be there with them,” says Lopez. “I don’t want to miss it, it’s gonna go so fast.”

Lopez’s full interview will air on Fox 5 New York Friday, June 17.

–– Lindsay Kimble

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