David Beckham finds parenting scary

London: Soccer ace David Beckham says it is "scary" seeing his children grow up.

Beckham, 36, who has sons Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, nine, and six-year-old Cruz, as well as six-month-old daughter Harper with wife Victoria Beckham, said spending time with his brood is a "great experience", Femalefirst reported.

"[Watching them grow up] is great but scary. Scary because I can see Brooklyn getting different interests.

Wanting to go out with his friends, wanting to talk about girls, growing up into a young man," he said.

However, Beckham said that he is glad he has three sons rather than three daughters.

"I must admit I would rather it be three boys than three girls. Well, by the time Harper is a teenager she`s going to have three older brothers that are going to be, well, men."