Forty-six-year-old Benny Chan (陳浩民) and his wife, Lisa Jiang (蒋丽莎), are currently expecting their fourth child. The couple will be welcoming the new baby in the Year of the Monkey.
With a family of six, Benny shared that his children get many red pockets during the Lunar New Year. However, Lisa admitted that she is somewhat of a Tiger mom and keeps her children’s red pockets and uses the money to sponsor children in third world countries. Benny joked, “Because my wife helps children, maybe that’s why we have been blessed with so many children! But I’ve done some calculations. My three children were conceived while we were on vacation. So I advise those who desire to conceive to try this method out!”
Having to feed six people in the household, Benny works twice as hard to earn money to support the family. Shifting his focus to the Mainland Chinese market in recent years, Benny found success in filming ancient comedy series.
Benny radiated with happiness. “Earning money is hard, but as long as you are willing to work hard, then it’s okay.”
Conceiving four babies in four years of their marriage, Benny and Lisa feel blessed in having a big family. In addition to renting a home that has many rooms, the couple drives a seven-seat van to travel in greater comfort.
The couple is also on the same page in terms of parenting styles. Believing that communication is important with their children, the couple makes a conscious effort to spend time together as a family. Lisa shared that she has only enrolled her children in one extracurricular class a week. “I’d rather have more time to spend with them. Communication is important!”
Benny nodded in agreement, “When my children hit puberty, we must know how to communicate with them as parents! By then, I will be old and no one will seek me out to film dramas. I can use the time to take some classes and learn how to communicate effectively with my children!”
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com