In addition to trying to make money for his family and giving thoughtful attention to his children, Steve Harvey – America’s “comedy king” – also teaches his children many valuable lessons about life.
Known as a multi-talented American media artist thanks to his ability to perform comedy, write books and especially his role as MC of many famous television shows such as Family Feud and Little Big Shots, Steve Harvey is also a father. wonderful of seven children. In addition to trying to make money for his family and giving thoughtful attention to his children, Steve Harvey also teaches his children many valuable lessons about life.
1. Do not distinguish between biological children and stepchildren
Steve Harvey is the father of seven children, four of which are his children with two from his previous wife and the remaining three are his wife Marjorie’s children with her previous husband. With such a family, Harvey gave love and care to all children without distinguishing between biological children and stepchildren.
Steve Harvey’s family.
In the Good Morning America program on the topic of families with stepchildren, famous father Harvey shared: “The first thing we do is not use the term ‘stepchild’. . I never use the word stepdaughter to call my youngest daughter. She is my daughter. I don’t want my children to feel isolated when I introduce them.”
Harvey’s love for his wife’s three children: Morgan, Jason and Lori is also known through the memories they directly shared in the latest episode of the show Little Big Shots to celebrate Harvey’s birthday. . “My favorite moment was definitely my wedding last year,” Morgan said. Dad walked me down the aisle and had a special moment during the dance between father and daughter. For me, I always look back at that moment because as a child, I never thought it would be the special occasion I was looking forward to. But the fact that you came into my life and became my dad makes it so special. It became a moment that I always cherish and it made the father-son relationship stronger.”
The image of Harvey dancing with his daughter on his wedding day will forever be Morgan’s most wonderful memory.
As for Jason, he was always grateful to Harvey because he agreed to give him his last name. “Your father did what he could, but he wasn’t there,” Jason said. And then dad came in and gave me that wonderful thing.”
2. Help children connect with each other and always listen to them
Although it was very difficult, Harvey’s children were able to adapt to their new family thanks to his help.
Also on the Good Morning America program, shares about methods to help children adapt to changes in roles in the family. Harvey explains that his family has established a system called “accountability companions”: “With the two oldest children, we give them the responsibility of building a bond between them. With this approach, no child will feel smaller than the two oldest twin sisters.
Not only that, Harvey also gave useful advice to help his children adapt to the family’s new rules. His children must get used to the new rules as quickly as possible and “in the end everyone will have to compromise because only then will everyone in the family be comfortable. When our children come to live with our family, this is a rule the whole family must follow.”
Harvey also always listens to his children’s views. He said: “We allow children to express their thoughts, they can say whatever they want.” And after hearing what his children were thinking, Harvey always said, “Okay, this is what’s going on in our family.”
3. Teach children to be responsible for their own lives
In episode 409 of season 4 of the famous TV show Oprah’s Life Class, Steve Harvey, as a guest, shared about the importance of teaching children to study, work hard, and be responsible. personal life through the story of how he did not allow his son to use a car when he went to college.
Harvey shares about the importance of teaching children to be responsible for themselves on Oprah’s Life Class.
Harvey shared: “My sons cried and whined and their mother seemed to support their demands and they took advantage of that. When I walked in, I was really angry, so I pulled the kids into the room and said, ‘Let me explain this to you. You children must not come to me to ask for anything’ because I am still a woman and I have motherly instincts like any other woman… She said it is our child, we must respond and I said ‘No, honey, with boys we have to do things differently. The kids have to learn how to achieve each stage in life… And we got the car back.” The car will be a gift that Harvey will give his sons if they graduate from college and will give them when they receive their diplomas.
4. Remind children about the importance of knowledge and life skills compared to money
After many years working in the entertainment industry, Steve Harvey has achieved the fame, money and admiration that many people have always dreamed of. However, all that time spent doing leisure activities also helped him understand the importance of knowledge and life skills compared to money.
Wishing his sons could also understand that, Harvey and his three sons appeared together in a short video that he planned to make to share with fans. In the video, Harvey wants his children and everyone to know that what each person needs to prioritize in life is knowledge. He said: “Don’t pay attention to what people have achieved but you need to direct your focus to the knowledge they have learned, in return that will teach you the lesson you need.”