Raymond Wong on His Strict Parenting Methods: “Even I Think I am Annoying”
After Raymond Wong (黃浩然) completed filming Forensic Heroes IV <法證先鋒IV>, he has not taken on a new project. As Hong Kong continues to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, Raymond has been participating in public events to promote good hygiene habits and staying home to look after his two sons. As a self-proclaimed “strict father”, Raymond shares his parenting methods are hurting his relationship with his sons.
For over two months, Raymond has been avoiding seeing his friends and would only go outside to get basic home essentials. Raymond believes that during this difficult time, everyone should work together and avoid hoarding masks and toilet paper as many people also require these items.
Raymond reveals that they currently have enough masks as his wife regularly buys masks for his sons even before the pandemic outbreak. His sons have sensitive respiratory tracts and would often cough or have a runny nose and would wear masks to school.
Although Raymond does what he can to protect his sons, he reveals that it was a challenge to get his sons to wear masks. Understanding that his sons resist wearing masks since adults find it hard to breathe when they wear them too, Raymond would patiently explain to that masks can protect the wearer and the public. As people can prevent disease from spreading by wearing a mask, Raymond believes that it is selfish when people don’t try to limit the spread of disease when they don’t wear a mask.
Raymond’s two sons, Kayden and Ransley who are 9 and 7 years old respectively, attend the prestigious Pun U Association Wah Yan Primary School. While Raymond is grateful that his sons have the opportunity to attend a good school, he did not push his sons to attend a top-rated school. Raymond believes that every school has its merits and feels that it is more important to prioritize teaching important morals over academics.
At home, Raymond admits that he is a very traditional father and believes that “learning doesn’t stop even when the class ends.” As there are many distractions at home, he often finds himself fighting with his sons. Undoubtedly, his sons often find Raymond annoying and his wife can’t help but tell Raymond to relax. It can’t be helped that his sons concentrate better when they are at school, and Raymond had to learn to control his emotions to avoid damaging his relationship with his sons.
Reflecting on himself, Raymond shares, “Sometimes even I think I am annoying and difficult to control. My wife says I am annoying, not to mention my sons. So I have to remind myself to stop being annoying.”
Raymond’s sons often have a lot of homework, and he has to spend a lot of time to help his sons, “I also hope that they get less homework. It’s very tiring.” For this reason, Raymond often encourages his elder son to support his younger brother and discovers that his sons pay more attention to their homework. While their grades also improved, Raymond believes the most important thing is seeing his sons grow and becoming more compassionate.
This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.