Nick Cannon Dishes On Disciplining The Twins

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He may seem like an easy-going guy, but Nick Cannon says he’s no push-over when it comes to disciplining his 1 1/2-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe.

“My kids — it’s a blessing — they’re extremely disciplined,” the America’s Got Talent host tells PEOPLE. “They try [misbehaving] with other people because everyone gives them so much attention, but when it comes to my wife and I, we only have to say something once. We ask them to have a seat, they sit down, cross their legs and put their hands in their lap. I hope it lasts!”

Nick admits that when it comes to discipline, the twins respond to him more than they do mom Mariah Carey, explaining that he “has the loudest voice in the house.”

“They hear my voice and they freeze,” he says.

That being said, Roc and Roe, like most toddlers, aren’t entirely angels: “We have a candy store inside of our L.A. house, and the basketball court is beneath it,” their dad reveals. “My son tricks me. He’ll say ‘basketball,’ and then every time, when we walk to the court, he runs to the straight to the candy and takes a handful. He’s not even 2 yet, but he knows how to play the Jedi mind trick!”

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