Mark Wahlberg is all sorts of awesome on Esquire‘s June 2014 issue!

Mark Wahlberg Esquire cover

Aside from being a former rapper (Marky Mark represent!), actor, producer, and a hottie, Mark opens up on his awesome childhood and returning the favor to his four children.

“I think, for the most part, I had a pretty good childhood. It wasn’t until we got older that we realized we didn’t have what a lot of other people had,” the 42-year-old tells the mag.

Mark Wahlberg for Esquire June 2014

“…The most important thing is to always be involved in every aspect of their life. To give them enough trust that they can share things with you. I don’t want them to be terrified of me, you know?” Wahlberg says.

Now, if all parents raised their kids that way, there won’t be any problem at all.

Mark Wahlberg for Esquire June 2014

* All photos courtesy of Esquire