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Buddy Valastro is looking forward to his children taking part in the family business, but wants them to earn respect - by scrubbing the floors and cleaning the toilets.
The famed baker and TV star - best known for the 'Cake Boss' series, which premiered in 2009 - described his kids as 'truly blessed.'
'They do live a pampered lifestyle because of the way I live,' Valastro, who is worth $10 million, told Fox News Digital. 'But the thing is, how do you make them responsible? How do you keep them grounded?'
The answer according to him: 'You have to go and do the job. When you do the job, and you clean the toilets, you scrub the racks or you clean the floor drains, you have a lot more respect for the person who does it every day.'
Valastro has four children with his wife, Lisa. Their oldest, Sofia, is 20 and attends the University of Delaware, while their youngest, Carlo, is 12.
Baker and reality star Buddy Valastro is best known for his series 'Cake Boss,' which premiered in 2009
He is a father of four children, from left: Marco, Buddy Jr., Carlo and Sofia
Valastro said people frequently comment on how 'down to earth' his kids are, but he wants to ensure that they earn respect as they help him out at the factory
Their middle sons, Buddy Jr. and Marco, are both students. Buddy Jr. graduated high school in June and now attends Syracuse University, while Marco is a high school football player.
'When people meet my kids, a lot of times they're like, 'They're so down to earth. They're so good.' And I take that as me and my wife doing our job in raising them,' Valastro said.
'And that means they do come and work at the factory. They don't have to come into the business. It's totally up to them what they want to do. But they have to learn responsibility.'
'The best respect is earned respect.'
Last year, Valastro spoke to PEOPLE about his children's' enthusiasm to come into the family business.
'I want them to,' he said. 'I really am excited to see the next generation take over. But I never want to force them. I want them to do it because they love it.'
Sofia expressed particular interest in working alongside her father after college, even electing to study business and hospitality.
The 20-year-old helped