It seems actor Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones are trying to get a handle on navigating their 12-year-old son Dylan through his teenage years.
“I’m trying to digest it all, and I’m just trying to remember what it’s like to be in a teenage romance,” the 68-year-old star tells PEOPLE. “And what I remember scares me as a father!”
“I’m not the over-protective dad,” the Oscar winner continues. “Dylan is a great kid and I trust him. He’s having fun and conducting himself very well.”
And when it comes to dating, Michael says he doesn’t have much input in the matter.
“I don’t have much say in it. I keep my mouth shut,” he says. “But I like his choices so far.”
However, Michael does have something to say about courting young ladies – always be courteous.
“Unsolicited advice is a hostile gesture. I remembered that from a long time ago,” he says with a laugh. “But I want him to know to always be polite and respectful. Just don’t try too hard. If he asks me for specific advice, I’ll have a long talk with him.”
As for his own relationship with his wife of 12 years, Michael says, “Catherine and I are doing well. She is more beautiful than ever inside and out. I support her with everything and she is simply the best.”
The couple are also parents to 9-year-old Carys.