How Nick Lachey Used DWTS to Teach His Young Son a Valuable Lesson: ‘I’d Never Want Him to Think Dad Was a Quitter’

SPOILER WARNING: The following post includes information from tonight’s partial of Dancing with a Stars.

Nick Lachey is training his 5-year-old son, Camden, an critical life lesson: don’t quit.

On Monday’s partial of Dancing with a Stars, a father of 3 discussed his ongoing dancing frustrations with pro partner Peta Murgatroyd, though explained to audiences since he chooses to stay committed even when a highway gets difficult.

“I’m undone since we feel like we come in here and we work as tough as anybody else and a formula only don’t occur a approach we wish them to happen,” Lachey, 43, explained to Murgatroyd, 31. “I feel like we only don’t know what I’m doing there.”

For week six, a span was tasked with a Western-themed samba, that valid formidable for Lachey, who was admittedly lacking in confidence.

“This is a misfortune week for Nick to be down on himself since he’s got a samba,” explained Murgatroyd. “You’ve got to go into it with full certainty and we only feel like that’s not there right now.”

“I feel like a buffoon,” Lachey certified to his pro partner during rehearsals. “To me, we don’t feel like a dancer. we feel like an simpleton perplexing to be a dancer.”

Despite him feeling down, Lachey famous that he has 3 immature children — sons Camden John, 5, and 10-month-old Phoenix and daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth, 2 — who are looking adult to him.

“I came into this foe to plea myself. we tell my 5-year-old: ‘Once we dedicate to something, hang it out.’ we would never wish him to demeanour during father and consider father was a quitter,” he shared. “It’s not an easy thing to be assured doing something you’re not in, so we have to come out and sell it as if I’m a best dancer in a world.”

Vanessa Lachey/Instagram

Vanessa Lachey/Instagram

After behaving their Movie Night number, a span perceived churned reviews from a judges — and were awarded a 26/40 (two 7s from Carrie Ann Inaba and guest decider Shania Twain and dual 6s from Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli).

“It hurts me to hear we contend that it’s tough for we to come out here since you’re disturbed about how we look. we consider you’re slicing yourself too brief since when we did that relapse tonight, it was illusory — we nailed it,” pronounced Inaba. “That’s what we’re here for. Everybody has a opposite expansion trajectory. Yours is delayed and steady.”

“When you’re doing that arrange of solo stuff, we demeanour terrific. You’ve only got to take that into doing a samba parts. …  Just come out and give it some willy and dance!” combined Goodman.

Although Lachey had a certain opinion going into danger opposite Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke — “This uncover is about so many some-more than only a dancing and I’ve had a blast and will continue to have a blast as prolonged as they’ll have me out here,” he pronounced — his time on a existence dance foe came to an end.

“I consider I’m many unapproachable of a fact that we laid it all out there any week. we came in not a really good dancer, I’m going to leave not a really good dancer, though I’m unapproachable of a bid we gave,” pronounced Lachey. “That’s all we can ask. Honestly, it was a blast.”

“The toughest partial of a uncover is carrying dual relatives be so bustling with a show. If there is a china backing it is that we get to be a father again and take a kids to school. My son will be really happy that I’m around more, so I’m vehement about that,” Lachey told PEOPLE after a show. “Look, in a ideal universe I’d still be in it abd we’d still be going, though that’s a inlet of a beast. we went into this thing meaningful we wasn’t a best dancer, meaningful that it was going to be an ascending stand and I’m very, really unapproachable that we gave it a all and I’m unapproachable that we got to this point.”

Although Lachey will no longer be competing on a show, he’ll still be in a ballroom any week ancillary his mother Vanessa Lachey, who is partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

“I’ll be here. Now we get to play father again. we get to support my mother and hearten them on,” pronounced Lachey, who combined about Murgatroyd, “I can’t contend adequate smashing things about this woman.”

Dancing with a Stars front Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.