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Harry Connick Jr.'s girl takes the wheel at age six

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Harry Connick Jr. parenting fail

Harry Connick Jr. has some serious explaining to do after confessing he allowed his daughter to drive a car by herself at age six!

Harry Connick Jr. turned the car keys over to daughter Georgia when she was just six-years-old. With nearly a decade of experience behind the wheel it's no wonder the father of three isn't worried now that she's all grown up and taking Driver's Ed classes!

Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr. confessed his parenting faux pas with the eldest of his three daughters while catching up on news from the family.

"Georgia, she's 15, she's just about to start drivers ed," Harry Connick Jr. explained. "But you know it's cool… Like, I remember when she was six I took her to the park and not only did I let her steer, but I let her drive. I shouldn't even be saying this, but there was nobody there, it was like a Sunday morning."

The singer and actor, pictured here with 14-year-old daughter Sarah Kate, 9-year-old daughter Charlotte and wife Jill Goodacre on Dec. 11, currently resides in the wealthy community of New Canaan, Connecticut.

Connick, now age 44, recalled sharing this advice about driving with his daughter that day years ago, "I said, 'Listen, there's two pedals down there, the one on the right (is the gas), don't push that one. Push the one on the left (the brake) if you're going to push any pedal at all.'"

Harry Connick Jr., now appearing in the Broadway musical production of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, continued, "I said, 'The car's going to move (in neutral) on its own. As soon as you let your foot off the brake, it's going to go. I'm going to stand outside the car and jog next to you and tell you what to do.'"

"And she was fine… The window was down, I had access (in case something went wrong), it was all good."

Thank goodness!

Do you approve of Harry Connick Jr. allowing his daughter to drive solo at age six?

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