Pete Wentz Says Bronx Is Beginning to Show Empathy
Pete Wentz’s son Bronx Mowgli may only be 18 months old, but he's already learning to understand and respond to the feelings of others, the bassist says.
Pete Wentz’s son Bronx Mowgli may only be 18 months old, but he’s already learning to understand and respond to the feelings of others, the bassist says.
“He’s a big, smart and nice boy,” Wentz told PEOPLE Moms & Babies at Wednesday’s Digital Content Newfront Conference in New York City.
“I’ve now seen his empathy. If another kid falls down or if you burned yourself, he just hugs you or nods into you. Seeing empathy grow in him is awesome.”
The proud dad, 31, admits that raising a child with wife Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is an “adventure” and says he’s received some important advice from his own parents.
“It’s okay for your kid to make a mistake as long as you give them a safety net,” Wentz explains.
In addition to learning from his parents, Wentz is also teaching them the finer points of technology and Internet usage.
“My mom [Dale] actually has a RSS feed on me so she’s always like, ‘Oh my God! You and the guy from Panic! at the Disco are having sex?’ And I’m like, ‘Mom, that’s fiction. It’s made up material,'” laughs Wentz. “I’m [also] trying to explain email to her. She texts me and uses LOL the wrong way!”
— Paul Chi