First-time father Channing Tatum welcomed his daughter, Everly, to the world on May 31, but he didn't wait for her arrival to think about what kind of father he wants to be.

The "Magic Mike" star talks about fatherhood in the latest issue of Vanity Fair, saying, "I don't think you can prepare. It's a bit of a freestyle."

Though he seems to have a go-with-the-flow attitude about being a parent, he is dead-set on raising his daughter a little differently than his father raised him.

"I'm just going to be a good friend to my kid," Tatum says."One thing I definitely want to change is that whole, 'I don't want you to make the same mistakes' mentality." The 33-year-old goes on to explain that his dad grew up poor, and without much of an education, so he "forced" what he didn't have onto Tatum, who "didn't want it."

The actor also spoke about struggling with a learning disability, and his feelings on medicating children -- something he experienced.

"I did better at school when I was on it, but it made me a zombie... You feel soul-less. I'd never do it to my child."

[via Vanity Fair h/t ABC News]

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