Scott Disick‘s kids paid him a visit while he continues to receive treatment at rehab in Malibu.
Their grandmother Kris Jenner was photographed bringing Disick’s three children – Mason, 5, Penelope 3, and Reign, 10 months – to visit him at Cliffside Malibu on Sunday, according to Entertainment Tonight.
“He is doing better. He has cut out a lot of the bad influences in his life, and is trying to focus on getting back to normal,” a source close to the family tells PEOPLE. “He’s still got the demons; they haven’t gone away. But now he recognizes that he has those demons, which is a big step for Scott. He hasn’t acknowledged his struggles before, not in a meaningful way. He’s always just wanted to hold on and hope that he’ll do okay. Now he’s digging deeper.”
“He’s in a different place,” the source adds. “The question is whether this is a permanent change or something temporary. Only Scott can answer that.”
Disick, 32, checked in to the luxury drug and alcohol rehabilitation center over two weeks ago.
Disick’s ex Kourtney Kardashian attended her sister’s baby shower but did not accompany her kids to Cliffside.
Kardashian, 36, split from Disick in July after nine years together.
“Scott needs to feel a responsibility for himself and his kids,” the source says. “He is getting there. It needs to not be about making Kourtney happy, which is what he has always focused on. He knows he needs to focus on doing what’s right because it’s right. He needs to realize that everything about his kids is his responsibility.”
On Oct. 15, Disick was spotted at the center walking with a sober coach.
Kardashian has largely taken care of the kids since their split, and on Saturday the mom of three took to Instagram to share some adorable pictures of the family in Halloween getups.
RELATED VIDEO: How Scott Disick May Have Blown a Second Chance with Kourtney Kardashian
Earlier this month, a source told PEOPLE that Kardashian doesn’t want to allow Disick joint custody: “She thinks he is a drunk mess and not fit to be a parent without supervision.”