Among the accomplishments of Lotlot de Leon as a mom is having kids who know the value of money.
In a video conference helf on July 14, 2020, via Zoom for iWant TV original Beauty Queens, the actress remarked, "I'm very lucky kasi my kids know how to save.
"Marunong po sila mag-ipon at saka magtipid."
Lotlot has four kids: (L-R) Janine, Maxine, Jessica, and Diego.
Janine, her eldest, is an actress for GMA-7. Jessica and Diego are already working, while Maxine, the youngest, has just graduated from high school.
As far as she knows, her kids never spends money on things they don't need.
In fact, when Janine started earning, buying a house became her priority. Since 2016, the 29-year-old star has been living independently and managing her finances. And though she's among the country's most stylish celebrities, would you believe she has a few clothes in her closet?
Her mom proudly said the even her youngest Maxine is already adept at earning extra money.
Lotlot continued, "Pagdating sa pera, masinop naman. Pati iyong bunso ko, kahit ngayon, benta-benta ng kung anu-ano para lang may konting baon o kung anuman.
"I'm very proud of my kids kasi marunong naman po sila.
"So sana, iyong mga bata din, para makatulong din sa mga magulang, kung ano maitutulong nila para mas gumaan ang buhay ng pamilya, that would be very good po."
MINDING HER CHILDREN'S SPENDING HABITS
Though all her children are grown-ups, Lotlot admitted she has not stopped reminding them to be careful with their expenses.
She affirmed it's only "natural" for a parent to "watch out for everything" their children do.
The 49-year-old star said, "Even sa expenses nila, I remind my children, 'Kapag hindi naman kailangan, huwag nang bilhin. Kung makakahintay later on, that would be perfect.'
"Or, kung may bibilhin man sila, make sure na karapat-dapat iyon sa pinaghirapan nilang pera, hindi ba? Kasi nagtatrabaho na rin mga anak ko.
"Nakakatuwa naman dahil kahit papano, sumusunod naman po sila and nakikita ko naman na hindi ko naman kailangan kulitin sa kung ano mga dapat nila gawin.
"Pero once in a while lang, nagpapa-remind ako sa kanila."