Since Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎) and Grace Chan (陳凱琳) announced they are expecting their third baby next year, the family has been eager to capture moments together with their two sons. Although he loves children, Kevin admits parenting is difficult, especially when dealing with his mischievous son, Raphael, who is turning 4 in February.
In Kevin’s latest video of his family, Rafael is seen ripping a Scarlet Heart <步步驚心> poster out of Kevin’s hands and stomping on it. Kevin captioned the video with, “I think my son needs a lesson on respect.” When Kevin pointed out his behavior, Rafael is seen kicking the poster away.
Many netizens are shocked by Rafael’s rude behavior, and left comments asking Kevin to teach his son some basic manners.
Kevin once expressed, “It’s very hard to control children, you can’t be stern alone and it’s useless to be a strict parent. You have to be their friend and try to communicate with them. I realized the best way to teach my son is that when he’s throwing a tantrum, you have to throw a tantrum as well. When he cries, you have to start crying. When that happens, he’ll stop to look at me and forget why he’s angry.”
With more time at home during the pandemic, Kevin has more time to reflect on his parenting style. Although he admits that Raphael is a handful, Kevin praises his younger son Yannick for taking after Grace’s gentle and easy-going personality. For Kevin, it means that he has to watch his words and actions and aim to be the best father figure for his children.
“It doesn’t matter how old my sons are – I’ll always hug them. There will be a day when they’ve outgrown it and won’t let you hug them anymore. I really need to treasure these moments.”
Promising to not be a helicopter-dad, Kevin said his wish is for his children to have happy childhoods. Regarding academic expectations, Kevin explained that his only request is for his sons to learn how to write Chinese at an elementary school level.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.