Transcript for Michael, Sara and Keke on Dwyane Wade's support for his child’s gender identity
are a parent, you love your kid no matter what. No matter what society thinks, what anybody thinks, you let them be themselves, and this is about my buddy, Dwyane wade. NBA legend, and he opened up about the moment his daughter -- Zaza -- Zaya. Zaya. Where did you get Zaza? That's a nickname. Zaza, but yeah. She came out as transgender. He and his wife Gabrielle union couldn't have been more supportive. They said they are proud parents and allies. That is so important. This just goes to show what what great parenting can achieve. Yeah. I have a question for you guys. How do you create an honest relationship with your kids? They feel at Zaya's age, they are comfortable enough to share with you how they feel? How do you create that? One thing I think is very important with kids, letting them know when they mess up, or you're sorry, even when they are young. There was a time when Alec did something and he came out and I had gotten mad at him. He said, but mama, what I was trying to do. I said, I'm so sorry, Alec. I was wrong. The importance of that apology to me shows there is an ideal. There isn't a perfection. When you have shown them you're sometimes wrong too, then the image they think they need to be isn't so settled. It's up for discussion. So I think when you teach your kids that you are imperfect and you're doing the best that you can, but we can always talk about it. I think that is so important because I think it makes it more comfortable for them to come to you. I mean, I don't have any kids yet. You'll be a great mama. Oh my gosh. I can't wait for the day. I think for me, what I have learned from my parents when it comes to being your authentic self is they always kept it real with me. They kept it real about everything. If I was watching a show and they mentioned something, my mom was, like, go to the dictionary and look that up. My parents kept it real. They never tried to sugar coat anything. I think that really has helped I am amazed that you used a dictionary. No, no, no, no. Have you heard of "Akeelah and the bee"? He means an actual dictionary. I mean an actual dictionary because keke is, like, the queen of the phone and you just Google it because you always talk about how we are, like, older. She didn't clarify whether that was a digital lookup. It was real, y'all. I was born in '93. I was there before the internet became a thing. The encyclopedia britannica. Okay. We had that set. We had that set. Gabrielle union posted a video on Instagram, and Zaya is giving advice to other kids who might be going through something so take a look. Be true to yourself because are you even really, like, what's the point of being on this Earth if you are going to try to be someone you're not? You're not even living as yourself. It's, like, the dumbest concept to me. And, you know -- it is amazing how you can have an 11-year-old who can make that seem so simple and uncomplicated, and I think that's the way we need to look at it, and it shows me there is a lot of hope for the next generation without a doubt. Absolutely. And it's great to see that
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