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Neil Patrick Harris on His Twins Starting Kindergarten: ‘Their Brains Are About to Explode!’

09/27/2016 at 01:45 PM ET

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Neil Patrick Harris has gotten his first glimpse of an empty nest — but he’s looking on the bright side!

The actor and husband David Burtka saw their twins Gideon and Harper off to school this month, and they couldn’t be prouder parents.

“My kids started kindergarten yesterday, so I’m in a very hopeful frame of mind,” Harris — who served on the 2016 Global Citizen Festival host committee Saturday in New York — told PEOPLE in a Sept. 8 interview. “Because their brains are about to explode with new ideas!”
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Neil Patrick Harris Gets a Spooky Surprise from His Twins on Christmas

12/27/2015 at 11:30 AM ET

Things got a little creepy this Christmas in the Burtka-Harris household!

Neil Patrick Harris got quite the present this year: A set of Haunted Mansion-style portraits of none other than his 5-year-old twins, Harper Grace and Gideon Scott. He shared the portraits’ freaky effects in a video on Instagram.

“Two of my top three gifts today,” he captioned the photo. “My children + Haunted Mansion = squee!”

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Neil Patrick Harris Jokingly Teaches Twins Thanksgiving ‘Biology’ Lesson

11/26/2015 at 08:15 PM ET

Amid all the Thanksgiving meal prep, Neil Patrick Harris had many roles — including science teacher for twins Harper and Gideon.

“Earlier today, prepping for Thanksgiving dinner. Teaching our children both cooking and apparently, biology. #thankful,” the actor jokingly wrote on Instagram.

For the photo-op, the 5-year-old siblings curiously hold up two, uh, misshapen carrots while dressed in adorable pajamas.

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A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away … Neil Patrick Harris and His Family Won Halloween (Again)

10/31/2015 at 05:34 PM ET

The Force is strong with this family.

Never to be outdone, Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka proved themselves, yet again, the kings of Halloween with their family’s adorable Star Wars-themed costumes.

The couple, along with their fraternal twins Harper Grace, and Gideon Scott, 5, each took on the role of one of the franchise’s iconic characters (appropriate, as the release date for the latest installment approaches).

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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Make Their Kids’ Birthday Cake – and It’s a Must-See

10/13/2015 at 03:45 PM ET

Despite the thousands of “World’s Greatest Dad” mugs in the hands of dads who are, by all accounts, pretty solid, Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka may just win the actual World’s Greatest Dad awards.

On Monday night, Harris posted photos on his Instagram account of the massive birthday cake he and Burtka created for their twins, Harper and Gideon.

“Happy 5th birthday to Gideon and Harper, the two greatest kids in all the land! (Cakes created and decorated by their fathers),” Harris captioned a photo of his beaming kids, dressed up in “formal” attire and sparkly crowns.

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Neil Patrick Harris: ‘I’m the Bad Cop’ When It Comes to Parenting the Twins

09/23/2015 at 07:00 AM ET

Neil Patrick Harris has a hot career and a new hit show, but the father of two says the best way to end his day is with a squeeze from his 4½-year-old twins Gideon and Harper.

“There is nothing greater than arriving home before dinner and they run down the stairs and jump into your arms and give you a magnificent hug that doesn’t end,” Harris tells PEOPLE.

“It takes away any upset or distraction of the day.”

Already two episodes into his brand new NBC television series Best Time Ever, Harris has been preparing for months for the one-hour live variety show which had him zip-lining off a building with Reese Witherspoon and doing back flips on a po-go stick in the premiere. But even with a sometimes grueling work pace, the 42-year-old performer finds a way to balance his career and family life with husband David Burtka and their two children.

“We manage our time really well,” says Harris, who calls Burtka “a spectacular parent.” “If we are traveling somewhere, the kids come with us when they can. We don’t stay apart too long and we are a very inclusive family.”

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Why Neil Patrick Harris ‘May Wait’ to Get a Cat, Even Though the Twins ‘Very Much Want’ One

08/11/2015 at 02:35 PM ET

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It seems like every day Neil Patrick Harris takes to Instagram and inspires major #familygoals with photos of his adorable family: husband David Burtka and 4½-year-old twins, daughter Harper and son Gideon.

PEOPLE caught up with the actor — who’s teaming up with Goldstar for its Smarter Summer campaign to keep children active and engaged in the summertime— to talk milestones, his dreams for his own kids (Cirque du Soleil?!) and why they “may wait a few years” to add a cat to the family.

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