ABC ‘General Hospital’ (GH) spoilers finds that star Ingo Rademacher (Jasper Jack) says that parenthood has taught him perhaps the most important virtue in the world: to be patient. The actor and his wife Ehiku have two sons, Pohaku and Peanut. Here’ what he has to say.
Speaking To Soap Opera Digest in a new interview, Ingo says if there’s anything that parenthood has taught him over the years, it’s how to be patient. And he’s realized that the more patience he is, the more he sees himself bonding with his kids in a way that he hasn’t experienced before.
ABC ‘General Hospital’ Spoilers: Ingo Rademacher Says Parenthood Has Taught Him To Be Patient
The actor said that when his two boys used to act out, who would automatically get frustrated but that’s not the case anymore. He says, “I guess everybody does; you get mad at your kid sometimes. But the last two years, I’ve completely stopped that. [I realized], my frustration is the problem. He’s just being a kid.” In lieu of yelling, “I talk to them like adults. I sit them down and I say, ‘I’m disappointed that I asked you to do this and you still haven’t done it. I’m not going to yell at you for it, but I might take away your PlayStation for a few days.’ And when I do get upset, I apologize to my kids. I say, ‘Look, you know, that was wrong, I’m sorry.’ I go, ‘Be better than Dad. I didn’t have a dad like me when I grew up.’”
He added, “Those things kind of work better than getting upset and yelling and turning into The Hulk! I’ve stopped that, and I’m so glad that I did. My relationship with my two boys is so much better now. It’s the best! I get ‘I love you, Dad,’ all day long from both of them.”
Now that is some sound parenting advice that many soap fans and parents can definitely apply in life. General Hospital airs weekdays on the ABC network. Check your local listings for times. Also, drop us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. In the meantime, don’t forget to come back to Daily Soap Dish for all the latest news, updates and spoilers on The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital and Days of Our Lives right here. Don’t forget to visit TVRocker for all of the latest exciting news on all of your favorite daytime television soaps.