By peoplestaff225
Updated February 28, 2010 08:00 PM

Nothing puts a parental relationship in perspective like becoming a parent yourself. That’s the lesson Peter Krause says he learned after welcoming son Roman, 8.

Noting that his own mom and dad — the latter of whom he was at one point estranged from — raised children without making “nearly the living” that Peter does now, Peter says that he parents Roman differently as a result.

“They were struggling but were also very happy,” he explains. “We didn’t have to have clothes that fit perfectly or the best food to be happy.”

Roman is Peter’s son with ex-girlfriend Christine King.

His new series Parenthood debuts Mar. 2nd on NBC.