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Jason Momoa wants his 11-year-old son Nakoa-Wolf to "embrace" both his "feminine and male sides".

The Aquaman star opened up on being a dad during an interview with InStyle magazine. Jason, 41, has previously said his wife, Lisa Bonet, 52, handles the discipline of their two children.

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Jason tells the publication that, having grown up without a father at home, he "didn't know what it takes to be a dad.

"And I don't want to just tell my son, 'Because I said so.' I really want to connect, and I want him to be vulnerable and open."

Jason, who also shares daughter Lola Iolani, 13, with Lisa, and is a stepfather to actress Zoe Kravitz, also stresses the importance of a man showing his vulnerable side.

The actor insists it's important for men to be able to "connect" with their problems on an emotional level.

"I mean, I'm a warrior, and I will lay it down," he explains. "But I'm also the first one to say, 'I have a lot of [emotional] problems, and I want to be able to correct those problems'.

He adds that "we all have the feminine and the male side in us, and we need to embrace both."

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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union have begun potty training their 17-month-old daughter, Kaavia James. But sources say she’s not making it easy for them.

Child experts say the best time to start potty training a toddler is between 17 months and 3 years. Potty training initiated before or after that timeframe can cause serious developmental problems in children.

For instance, children who are rushed into potty training may grow up to be rigid type A personalities. While children who are resistant to potty training until after age 3 tend to have problems such as bed-wetting or lack of self-confidence.

Child experts say girls learn to potty train faster than boys who are easily distracted.

Experts suggest following an easy schedule for potty training your child.

Wait about 45 minutes after the child eats or drinks to take them to the potty.

Leave them on the potty for 3 minutes to see if they go. If they do go, praise them! Tell them what a great job they did. Make a big deal out of the smallest tinkle!

Share your potty training tips in the comments below.

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Melanie Brown, aka Mel B, has requested more child support from Eddie Murphy to help her through some financial troubles.

The Spice Girls singer, who is mom to the comedian and actor's 13-year-old daughter Angel Iris Murphy, has asked for Eddie's financial records to determine how much more child support she can request.

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"Eddie and Melanie have both established careers in the entertainment industry," her lawyers write in the court documents.

"Melanie is a singer, songwriter and television personality. Eddie is a legendary comedian and actor. Until recently, Melanie has been fortunate in her career to sustain a comfortable lifestyle for herself and Angel. Unfortunately, Melanie’s income has dramatically reduced, such that she must consider modifying child support for the first time."

Mel B's lawyer insist she made "numerous efforts to resolve the case without court intervention," adding, "Melanie was left with no choice but to file this."

According to court records, Murphy, 59, previously agreed to pay Mel $25,000 -a-month in child support, as well as cover Angel's health insurance and her educational costs.

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Angel (far right) is one of Eddie's nine kids, who range in age from 22 months to 31.

Mel B, 45, has two other daughters: Madison, 9 (2nd from left), and Phoenix Brown, 21 (left), and a stepdaughter Giselle Belafonte, 16 (2nd from right).

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Actor Larenz Tate recently spoke about raising Black sons in America. Tate and his wife of 14 years, Tomasina Tate, share three sons" Myles, 14, Zander, 12, and 6-year-old Zion.

During an appearance on TV One's UNCENSORED, Tate said his acting career has given his family a luxurious lifestyle, but he and Tomasina make sure their sons know that, despite their money, life is rough for a Black man in America.

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Tate said he and his wife tell their sons that Black boys are held to different standards than males who don't look like them.

"In this society, you as a young Black boy and how you are seen; you're gonna have great times, you're gonna have highs and lows," he said. "You're gonna have missteps, but understand with your missteps come consequences and your consequences are always gonna be more severe than those who don't look like you. It is what it is and we have seen that firsthand."

Tate said he doesn't want his boys to stop "living up to their full potential."

"So they understand, and I'll say don't let that reality stop you from being the best version of who you are and living up to your full potential, or feeling like you're boxed in, you can't do anything, you can’t breathe. Just understand how it goes. If you get stopped [by police], it's gonna be different for you than a kid who doesn't look like you."
 

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Martin Lawrence and his ex-wife Shamicka Gibbs celebrated their youngest daughter Amara Trinity's 18th birthday on Thursday, Aug. 20.

Lawrence posted a video of the celebration on Instagram.com. He captioned the video:

"Celebrating my daughter Amara's 18th birthday!

My daughter @jasmin_lawrence gives an inside look at our family's celebration of the birthday girl @ponyboiiimusic [cake emoji] #happybirthday #live."

In another post, he wrote, "My baby girl is 18 today! Man, time flies. I love you, Amara!! Happy Birthday! [heart emojis] #happybirthday #prouddad."

Lawrence, 55, and Gibbs share two daughters. Lawrence filed for divorce from Gibbs in 2012, citing irreconcilable differences.

He shares eldest daughter, Jasmine Page, with ex-wife, former Miss Virginia USA, Patricia Southall. They divorced in 1997.

Southall is currently married to former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith.
 


 

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Wendy Williams posted a birthday tribute to her son filled with keepsakes from when he was born. But the sentiments of Wendy's post wasn't well received by her Instagram followers.

The 56-year-old daytime talk show Diva honored son Kevin Hunter Jr.'s 20th birthday with an Instagram tribute featuring keepsakes she'd held onto since he was born.

"Today is my biggest day! Son Kevin & I are celebrating his 20th birthday... He's in Miami & I'm in NYC, but love never stops," she wrote in the photo caption. "If you look closely you'll see remains of 1st hair cut, my cerclage is on sneaker, like a mom... I DO have all his teeth.

"I'm not a fan of cake, but today OK... for my son? What are you doing?"

After Googling "cerclage," some of Wendy's followers expressed their disgust.

"I'm more concerned about the cerclage ... it's the stitch(es) that hold your cervix closed. Whhhhyyyyy," wrote one IG user.

Another wrote, "What in the voodoo witchcraft is all that hair."

But others were more understanding, particularly those with an only child, like Wendy.

"I don't see anything wrong with this post still have two of my sons hair from their first hair cut and baby teeth and pics," wrote an IG user.

Kevin Jr. attends college in Miami.

Question: Did you save keepsakes and mementos from when your child was born?
 

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Rapper Lil Baby claims he's not a deadbeat dad because he sets aside uncashed checks for his two minor sons.

The 25-year-old Atlanta rapper made the claims after his ex-girlfriend accused him of falling to make child support payments.

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Lil Baby, real name Dominique Armani Jones, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share how he's providing for his boys, who he co-parents with ex Ayesha Little, mother of his four-year-old Jason, and girlfriend Jayda Cheaves, mom of his younger son, 18-month-old Loyal.

He captioned an Instagram photo gallery that shows him with his 2 children: "I Got Some Checcs That I I Ain't Touch They For Loyal An Jason" [sic].

The post comes days after Ayesha took to her Instagram Story to accuse the rap star of not paying their son's $10,000 school tuition fees.

"@LILBABY_1 JASON'S SCHOOL TUITION HAD AN OUTSTANDING BALANCE BEFORE THE VIRUS EVEN CAME ABOUT I HAVE EVERY EMAIL. DUE TO YOU NEVER PAYING IT THEY TOOK MY BABY OFF THE PORTALS SO HE WON'T RECEIVE ANY VIRTUAL LEARNING PROGRAMS FROM HIS SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY BASICALLY KICKED HIM OUT."

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Ayesha was reportedly upset after Jayda flashed IG images of her new Birkin handbag, an expensive gift to her from Lil Baby. The high-end Hermes bags cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Lil Baby insisted he chose not to pay for his son's school due to safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He also shaded Ayesha.

"I get the n****s you f**king ain't buying you Birkins or whatever but don't go to the Internet and act like I don't go above and beyond for my son."

In another Instagram Story, the rapper is seen braiding his son Jason's hair. The adorable video won him cool points with the ladies on Instagram.
 


 

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Ciara Wilson is determined to teach her kids to know that they are more privileged than most Black children in America.

She wants her three children to appreciate the significance of giving back to the community from a young age.

The "Level Up" singer is partnering with Discover for its Eat It Forward campaign, to give $25,000 awards to 200 Black-owned restaurants around the U.S. amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Speaking to PEOPLE just days before the arrival of her newborn son, Win Wilson, the hitmaker insisted it's "important" her kids, daughter Sienna Princess, 3, and her son Future Zahir, 6, "know mom and dad didn't have a lot growing up".

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"It's so important to us to instil the same morals that were instilled in us growing up and the same philosophy that we had growing up," she explained. "We worked hard for everything that we have, and I think it's always important to remind our kids of that, because they definitely are at a much better starting point than we were when we were younger."

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Highlighting the couple's commitment to helping those in need, the "1, 2 Step" star went on to admit that "one of the greatest rewards of what we do is being blessed enough to give back."

"The reality is that, during Covid, the black community in particular has been disproportionately hit and affected by the magnitude of what has unfolded. A lot of these restaurants are pillars in their communities. It's hard for the families that own them when it's their lifeline to take care of their households... In this whole era of everything that's going on, I was trying to find the best way to use my platform to make a difference."
 

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Flo Rida's 3-year-old son Zohar Dillard was kicked out of a private school in NYC for unpaid tuition around $80,000.

According to a source, the rapper has not paid Zohar's school tuition since last year, resulting in a default balance to the school that specializes in children with special needs.

Zohar was born with an incurable brain condition and underwent brain surgery to relieve fluid pressure on his brain.

Flo Rida, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, appeared in court via closed circuit TV in 2018 and agreed to grant full custody of Zohar to Alexis Adams.

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"Mr. Dillard will consent to Ms. Adams having custody of the minor child," Flo Rida's lawyer Howard Felcher said at the time.

Since then, a Manhattan judge has ordered Flo Rida to pay Alexis $9,000 a month in temporary child custody payments.

The coronavirus pandemic caused a backlog of family court cases in New York City, but an emergency order has been filed in court to force Flo Rida to show cause why he ignored a previous court order pay Zohar’s school tuition plus medical bills.

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Rappers Remy Ma and Papoose are expecting again. The power couple is expecting their second child after welcoming daughter Reminisce 18 months ago.

Papoose shared the news on Fox Soul's Out Loud With Claudia Jordan on Monday, July 6, explaining: "I love being with my family. I get to spend so much time with my amazing wife and my amazing daughter. I'm just making the best out of it, and we're moving forward."

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Of the coronavirus lockdown, he added that "some good things are coming out of this. We’re going to have a new child real soon."

Remy and Papoose both have grown children from previous relationships.

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On Father's Day earlier this year, Remy shared a heartfelt tribute to her other half as she reflected on his skills as a dad, writing on Instagram:

"I've never in my life saw a man so happy to be a father. The entire pregnancy you were smiling from ear to ear and documenting EVERYTHING! BOTH, I and @ReminisceMacKenzie are in love with you LOL. Thank you for being a great father to our baby and all our grown kids as well. We love you Daddy."

The rappers originally wed in 2008 while Remy was serving six years behind bars for assault, weapons possession and attempted coercion.