Dwyane Wade is doing the dad thing right and folks are taking notice and applauding his efforts!
While visiting Showtime’s All the Smoke podcast on Wednesday, the former NBA star opened up about his 12-year-old’s “strength and courage.”
“I’ve watched my son from day one become into who she now eventually has come into. for me it’s all about — nothing changes with my love; nothing changes with my responsibilities … Only thing I got to do now is get smarter and educate myself more.”
D Wade uses “She” pronoun referring to 11 y.o. son pic.twitter.com/CjqVz15OUF
— SportsGossip.com (@SportsGossipCom) December 19, 2019
This is the first time fans have heard Wade openly use the ‘she’ pronoun when discussing Zion, and the overwhelming amount of support he received online was instantaneous!
He deserves all the awards! ALL OF THEM! pic.twitter.com/W4tqk4aKxR
— Matty Ice (@IceColdKilla9) December 19, 2019
THIS. THIS is how you parent. your child is always gonna change and grow the older they get, it’s up to you to adjust your views of them and love them as that happens, even if they change in unexpected ways ❤️
— clarke griffin defence squad™ (@swainslake) December 20, 2019
Damn, that's beautiful!! THIS is how u show unconditional love for your child!!💖💖💖💖 pic.twitter.com/pJbFxhBFzZ
— Maryam #LockHimUp 🙏☪ 💙✊🌊💪 (@GB_fanatic) December 20, 2019
Any man can help create a child. Not all men can be fathers. D Wade is a top notch father.
— He Is Risen (@NotMike33370706) December 20, 2019
A true father loving his children the way they need his support & love pic.twitter.com/tU0cp9mPeC
— Mijo Del Toro (@MrHippoKing) December 20, 2019
Love for your child is unconditional. Simple as that and this man is showing up for his child like the true father he is.
— annette falinski (@flinky478) December 20, 2019
🐐 wish more parents loved their children unconditionally pic.twitter.com/qx7Bsf89SN
— KCMO 'Cane (@KcmoCane) December 20, 2019
Later in the interview Wade went on to open up about how he and wife, Gabrielle Union, have decided to forge ahead in parenting.
“We want them to be whoever they feel that they can be in this world. That’s our goal. Understand you can be whoever and you can be whatever,” he continued, adding that that comes with helping them navigate not only sexuality, but growing up as “a young black man.”
And while they’re committed to showing tolerance and inclusion, the world around them is sometimes less loving. It was just last month when Gabby posted a photo showing Zion wearing a crop top and long nails and some commenters were relentless in their criticism.
At the time Dwayne stated on Twitter, “I’ve seen some post-thanksgiving hate on social about my family photo. Stupidity is apart of this world we live in—so I get it. But here’s the thing — I’ve been chosen to lead my family not y’all. So we will continue to be us and support each other with pride, love & a smile!”
We should all be more like the Wades!
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