Country star Jewel opens up to In Touch about navigating life as a single mom to Kase, her 6-year-old son with ex-husband Ty Murray.

"As soon as you get a bead on something that works, your child’s needs change, so you have to rework it," Jewel tells In Touch of one of the her biggest challenges with co-parenting. "You have to put [your child] first. Sometimes you have to do some deep breathing, some letting go [and think], I'm not going to call any names, I'm just going to be kind…." She continues, "Only kindness matters!"

"I hope my son sees that it's OK to not have all the answers," says the singer and actress. "More than being perfect, our children need to understand the importance of being kind to ourselves, and being a work in progress."

Jewel tells the mag she is grateful she can take Kase to work with her. "I feel really fortunate that I don't have to leave him at day care. I can bring him with me, and I can teach him as we travel."

And while Jewel says its not up to her if Kase follows in her footsteps as a performer, she insists "he's certainly capable."

"He's very funny, he's charismatic, but I don't know if it’s in his blood," Jewel tells In Touch. "Your job as a parent is to try to let them experience as many things as they can so they're able to stumble across what they're passionate about."