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Shakira says 'growing up with a working mom' will help her sons be modern men

The 38-year-old singer says balancing her career with motherhood sets a positive example for her two young sons.
/ Source: TODAY

Shakira has had a busy few months: The Colombian pop star teamed up with Fisher-Price for a line of baby toys last fall, welcomed her second child in January and is currently at work on a Spanish-language album.

And while that might sound like a lot to juggle, the 38-year-old singer says balancing her career with motherhood is setting a positive example for her two young sons, Milan, 2, and Sasha, 3 months.

In the spring issue of Parents Latina, Shakira explained how she's raising the boys to be "modern men."

Shakira and her son Milan
Shakira and her son Milan are pictured in October 2014.Getty Images

“Growing up with a working mom is a start," she said, adding that her husband, soccer star Gerard Piqué, is doing his part as well.

"I also think their dad is a good example of a modern man to emulate. Gerard and I pretty much share all parenting responsibilities, although I'm definitely the disciplinarian,” she said.

Shakira also revealed how becoming a parent has forced her to better delegate, so she can focus on her most pressing responsibilities.

“Becoming a mom forced me to re-prioritize and make room for the things that are most important, while recognizing that there are things I can let go of and the world won't crumble around me,” she said.

One task that's clearly high on her agenda is teaching little Milan to read; last month, she shared an adorable video of the smart toddler sitting in a high chair while reciting Spanish words from a white board.

Pick up the April 2015 issue of Parents Latina magazine to read the full interview with Shakira.

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