"Because I'm a car guy, I want my daughter to drive a stick," the comedian explains.

By peoplestaff225
Updated December 02, 2020 11:46 AM

Jerry Seinfeld is famous for his observant brand of humor and it turns out, all of those years contemplating human behavior might have helped prepare him for his most important and longest running role: dad. His most recent dad achievement? Hint: it has to do with cars.

“I taught my daughter to drive a stick,” the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee host told PEOPLE at the 2nd Annual Fatherhood Lunch to benefit GOOD+ Foundation at The Palm in Beverly Hills.

Even though the comedian is famous for his extensive car collection, daughter Sascha, 15, didn’t learn on one of her dad’s extravagant vehicles.

She learned on “an old beat up Land Rover with a stick shift,” Seinfeld says. “I was very proud of her. Because I’m a car guy, I want my daughter to drive a stick.”

Sascha isn’t the only Seinfeld hitting major milestones: son Julian, 13, just had his bar mitzvah, which mom Jessica, the founder of Good+ Foundation, playfully referred to as “Jew-Chella.”

“We had Jew-Chella meaning Friday night service, Saturday service, rager on Saturday night and then Sunday morning brunch with my family,” she explained. “We had a raging party in New York City where people age 70 down to age 5 were on the dance floor for five hours straight. It was so fun!”

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When the Seinfeld children, including younger son Shepherd, 10, aren’t hitting major milestones, dad is still trying to teach them life lessons. When asked what the biggest lesson he’s taught his three children is, Seinfeld replied, “You can’t communicate if you’re yelling.”

But he assures that doesn’t mean their household is quiet.

Jessica echoed her husband’s most important lesson and took the opportunity to compliment his parenting skills.

“He teaches them so much. Listen — when we have conflicts in our house, what he’s taught everyone to do is to let each side tell their story,” she shares. “We have three kids and they fight a lot. They fight a lot. He’s been an incredible teacher in conflict resolution.”

— Abby Stern