"They have each other, so you don't have to worry about it," Nick Cannon tells PEOPLE of the close dynamic between his twins Moroccan and Monroe

By Jen Juneau
February 08, 2017 01:10 PM

Nick Cannon has some wisdom to share with mama-to-be Beyoncé.

The America’s Got Talent host recently spoke to PEOPLE Now about raising twins, and how the relationship between them almost does some of the parenting for him and ex-wife Mariah Carey.

“Beyoncé: twins, for the first two years, very difficult,” Cannon, 36, addresses the legendary singer. “After that, it’s like … they operate themselves. They have each other, so you don’t have to worry about it.”

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“When you have one kid, you want to make sure they have a playmate. Twins help each other,” says the father of 5½-year-old Moroccan Scott and Monroe.

“My twins are so amazing. They make sure each other don’t get in trouble, they snitch on each other,” Cannon adds, joking, “I’m trying to [enact] the ‘stop snitching’ policy in my house.”

“[But] if someone’s doing something wrong, even in school, they have each other, so it’s amazing,” he says.

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Cannon, who is expecting a baby boy with former Miss Arizona U.S.A. Brittany Bell, says he’s ready to be a dad to a newborn again.

“I don’t think that’s stressful … because everybody’s so elated about a new baby, it’s after the fact,” he says of going back to the beginning of raising a child. “The terrible twos is when I go, ‘I can’t take this no more.’ So I’m nervous about that, but the beginning part … you’re on a blissful high at that point.”

And what is Cannon most excited about in becoming a dad for the second time?

“Another little boy. I want a fighter,” he says proudly. “My son, Roc … I made him a tough dude. I like tough. I like to box, we do martial arts.”

He explains, “My dad has five boys, no girls. I come from that culture like, ‘Yo, let’s just roughhouse and play.’ It’s gonna be a lot of fun.”