He said during a US radio breakfast show, “[I’m] much better than I was doing as a parent. I’m a genius now. That first time around as a parent will scare you to death because… they give you the kid without a manual.”
“I was slightly busy [with my career] at the time,” he added.
These days, Lionel is not too busy for his younger children Myles,15, and Sophie,11, and he is never too busy for his grandchildren Sparrow and Harlow Madden.
“‘This time around, now Nicole comes to me and she says, ‘Dad, how do I do this?’ I am now the genius.”