Music industry veterans and real-life husband-and-wife Jessa Zaragoza and Dingdong Avanzado have shared a few things about their relationship with their 14-year-old daughter Jayda.
Here are have five details we have gathered about their parenting style and family dynamics, based on a story by PUSH today, November 28.
Read on and maybe you can also find yourself relating to these!
1. Jayda is also musically-inclined like Jessa and Dingdong
“Mas magaling sa amin na artist 'yun (laughs). She plays the piano, the guitar. Marami akong natutunan talaga sa kanya. Para sa mga ilan sa mga songs na gagawin ko dito sa '20/30'concert, nagpaturo talaga ako sa kanya,” Jessa said.
2. Sometimes, they have reverse roles in their family. It’s cute!
Jessa shared, “Lalo na 'pag English nabubulol ako talaga eh... ‘yung mga phrasing. Parang sa totoong buhay kami 'yung parents, siya 'yung anak. Pero as an artist parang pantay lang yata (laughs).”
3. Jessa and Dingdong have a "barkada" relationship with Jayda
OPM legend Dingdong shared, “It’s good that she also took up the passion for music. I’m not saying that it’s easier because it’s still raising a child, but you still have to draw a line kasi sometimes we treat each other as friends or barkada lang. But there are moments that she has to know that you’re still the parent.”
4. Jessa and Dingdong are super hands-on with Jayda’s activities and passion
“Part of our parenting style is that we make sure that we are in touch with our daughter. With her music nakatutok kami sa kanya because Jayda is the future and we see her passion for music. As parents it is part of our responsibility to raise her the best possible way and for her to become the best that she can be. Raising a child now there are a lot of challenges talaga,” Dingdong said.
5. Jessa and Dingdong thinks Jayda is better than them as artists!
Asked if they think Jayda can surpass them as an artist, Dingdong said, “We hope so. We can’t tell 'di ba kasi alam mo sa industriyang ito hindi enough na magaling ka eh. Maraming factors diyan, timing din. So we’re hoping and we’re praying na tangkilikin din siya and she finds her market. But as far as musicality is concerned, she’s far better than the two of us honestly.”
Jessa and Dingdong will have their legacy concert titled "20/30" where they will showcase their journey in the industry. It will be held December 8 at Resorts World Manila.