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.
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."