7 Inspiring Kevin Costner Quotes About Fatherhood

The Yellowstone actor and father of seven has some wise words about being a dad

Kevin Costner as John Dutton in "Yellowstone"
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Fatherhood is Kevin Costner’s passion. The 67-year-old actor — currently starring in Yellowstone season five — has seven children ranging in age from 38 to 12 (he was 54 when his youngest was born) and takes his role very seriously. Here’s some of his hard-earned parenting wisdom.

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On Trying His Best

"You've got to get down on the ground and play with them," Costner recently told PEOPLE. "And you teach them to be independent — and the sad part about that is they become that. I'm like any other parent: I'm trying to figure it out."

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