These days, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson seems to be on fire. He keeps himself busy at all times. When he's not training in his gym, he's making movies, becoming the highest paid actor in Hollywood, and taking part in numerous projects every year. But the biggest role in his life, according to his own words, is the role of a dad.
The Fast and the Furious actor has three beautiful daughters. The eldest one, Simone, is 17 years old, and she was born during The Rock's previous relationship with Dany Garcia. His current partner, Lauren Hashian, gave birth to the actor's two other baby girls. They are Jasmine (lovingly called Jazzy by her parents), who was born in December 2015, and Tiana Gia, who is only 1 year young now. According to Johnson's numerous posts and interviews, all his daughters are always on his mind, because saying that he often talks about them is saying nothing. He absolutely loves telling how proud he is of his girls and sharing the little (but very important) things that happen to them every day.
Undoubtedly, it's hard not to love the Rock. And when we learn that he's not only a famous wrestler, a talented actor, and a great comedian but also a good father, we notice that we start loving him even more. For those who think that it's impossible, here's the list of 20 things about the Rock's parenting style.
20 He Knows The Beatles Were Right
"All you need is love"? The Rock can certainly agree with this famous line. When he participated in one of the episodes of Oprah's Master Class, the actor shared how he handles his parenting duties. "Throughout the years, throughout the ups and downs, I've realized that the most important thing that I could do with my daughter is lead our life with love," the Baywatch actor said. "Not success, not fame, not anything else but, 'I'm always here for you. I love you.'"
Now, this is what we call setting priorities right! Besides, little kids don't really care if you're famous or successful. They just need you to love them.
19 Labor Day... With Some Poo
There's probably no parent in the world, who wasn't pooped on by their kids, and the Rock isn't an exception.
On Labor Day, he was trying to have a serious conversation with his little daughter, teaching her the value of labor. He said to her, "Baby girl when you grow up, you get out there and dent the universe thru hard work and sweat. And always make sure you do it in a positive way with class, dignity and respect."
And what was his daughter's response to this awesome speech? Well, she simply banged on her dad's head and pooped on him. Good talk.
18 Number 1 Man For Number 2 Job
There are few fathers who agree to change their newborn's diapers and there are even fewer of those who do it on a regular basis. The Rock is one of the very, very few because it seems that he actually likes changing diapers.
Once he even posted the photo of himself changing his daughter's nappy and looking happy (forgive the rhyme). He captioned it, "Regardless of where we're at … when #2 happens with my baby girl … I'm the #1 man for the job."
Johnson's significant other must be so happy, too, knowing that she can rely on her hubby when it comes to this kind of chore.
17 No Sugar For His Girls
Like many other parents, the Rock likes celebrating Easter with his kids. He hides eggs all over the yard and then his daughters are looking for them. But what makes the actor different from other parents is the things he puts into the eggs. While most of us put candies in there, Johnson fills his with toys.
Posting a photo of his baby girl and himself on IG, the actor captioned, "100 eggs for Jazzy & her cousins for their hunt – all filled with tiny toys. No candy when you come to the Rock’s house – last thing I need is wrangling a bunch whacked out kiddos who’ve become candy crack heads on the sugar come down."
Well, he's not wrong!
16 Treasuring Some Of The Small Moments
We should value each and every moment spent with our growing kids. However tired and sleep-deprived we are, we need to be able to look at these times in a positive way.
Once Dwayne Johnson told his fans how his daughter Jazzy jumped on him in the middle of the night after he had worked late and had only three hours of sleep. Although the actor didn't really want to get up and play with her, he did, and this is how the explained it.
"Tired as hell, but I thought eh, there's gonna come a time years from now when jumping in my arms is the last thing she wants to do and ain't gonna be cool anymore," the Rampage star shared, "so I'll always take these moments while I can."
15 Lullaby From The Rock, Anyone?
Dwayne Johnson isn't only an actor and a wrestler. He's also a singer. But it's only for his family to listen because the Rock sings only while at home.
Johnson has always been fascinated with the Polynesian culture, so it's no wonder that he likes to sign a beautiful Polynesian song to his daughters as a lullaby. In an interview with People, the Jumanji star mentioned that he sang the same song even to his eldest daughter, who is now 17 years old.
And after signing this Polynesian song, the Rock would also perform the all-favorite "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". How sweet is it?
14 Loving Bath Time
Like many other parents, Dwayne loves having a little time to himself once in a while, but it's not his only favorite thing in being a parent. There's something else he loves very much and it's... bath time!
"My other favorite time is bath time with Jasmine. It's my job, and I love filling up the baby tub and I get her toys, making everything right," the Central Intelligence star shared in his interview with People. "And then I say my thing, 'All right, Daddy's ready!' And in she comes, and she's kicking and she's so happy."
I bet these two are having so much fun together!
13 Being Unable To Resist His Daughter's Eyes
Let me tell you the sweetest story ever.
One day, when the Rock was preparing to go to work, he asked his baby daughter Jazzy to come and give him a kiss. But instead of doing it, the girl said that her daddy couldn't go anywhere because she needed to paint his toes. Obviously, Johnson replied that he had his shoes on and had to go, but Jazzy insisted and offered to paint his face instead.
At first, the actor's reply was "Absolutely not," yet as soon as his daughter looked at him with "her mama intoxicating blue eyes," he subsided and said, "Ok, but make sure you choose manly colors that are flattering to my complexion."
12 Asking The Universe For Something Important
Most parents believe in the power of skin-to-skin contact and want to do it soon after the child's birth. The Rock is one of them because he also enjoyed his skin-to-skin session with his baby girl Jazzy. Deciding that he should share his thoughts with everyone else, the Tooth Fairy star made a post on his IG page.
"Kinda crazy but in this cool and powerful skin to skin bonding moment with my newborn baby Jasmine, I had just one wish I asked the universe," Johnson wrote. "Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday. If I can accomplish that, then I'd have a good shot at being a great father."
11 Daddy Can Feed Everyone!
Every parent can tell that it's important to learn how to multitask when you have a little kid. It's even more important to know how to do it when you have more than one kid or a kid and a pet (who is also a kid, to be honest).
Clearly, the Rock can multitask very well and one of the videos he shared on his IG page is a solid proof to that. In this video, he's feeding his baby daughter and his dog at the same time! "Cause y'know daddy feeds everyone on Valentine's Day," was a hilarious caption to the actor's video.
10 And Double-Feeding? "My Pleasure!"
What should a man do when his partner is so busy taking care of their newborn baby that she doesn't even have the time to eat? The best thing he can do is help her by feeding her. Just like the Rock did (since he's obviously not only a great dad, but also a wonderful hubby).
In his IG, the actor posted a photo of himself feeding his significant other Lauren Hashian and captioned it, "Mama […] has her hands full nursing/feeding Baby Tia, so I'm feedin' mama her dinner. My pleasure."
Let's name it double-feeding – feeding someone, while this someone is breastfeeding their newborn. Or is there a better word for it?
9 He Knew How To Calm His Daughter Down
To some toddlers, the all-favorite Santa Claus doesn't look as nice and jolly as to others. Some of them even get spooked by this look. The Rock's daughter Jasmine was one of these toddlers.
When Jazzy was going to have her photo taken on Santa's lap, she bawled. Clearly, she didn't want this picture at all and something needed to be done to help her calm down. Being a good dad, the Rock knew just what he had to do – he dressed up like the Pokémon's Pikachu! His daughter's reaction was quick. Her frown was turned upside down and everything was okay in a mo.
8 He's Always Been Surrounded By Women
During his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Johnson mentioned that he has been surrounded by women his entire life, meaning that first he lived with his mom and now he has a wife and three beautiful daughters. How does he feel about this fact? Well, the actor simply "loves it!"
And the actor can say it again and again. For example, on the International Women's Day, he posted the photos of all women in his life, including his daughters, and wrote, "I come from a family of beautiful, strong, diverse, and intelligent women. They inspire and challenge me daily to become a better man, father, and role model. My love and respect for them is boundless."
7 His Daughter Can Do Everything (Even Feed Him A Croissant)
It seems that the Rock marks all of the most important dates in his calendar because he even made a post for Women's Equality Day paying the sweetest tribute to his daughter Jazzy, as well as to his other daughters.
"She can be anything she wants," the actor wrote in his post. "She can trailblaze a path, while humbly and gratefully recognizing those before her who paved the way. She and her big sister, Simone and her baby sister, Tiana Gia will always have a strong voice and always make a positive impact."
And, being the Rock we all love, he couldn't help but end this serious post full of father-daughter love with a funny joke, "She can also just forcefully shove a buttery, delicious croissant in daddy's mouth when daddy is on a very strict diet."
6 He Rocks The Date Nights
Few dads go to date nights with their daughters, and even when they do, they usually take them to dinner or cinema. These options are very nice, too, because they allow them to spend some very special dad-and-daughter time, but what if a dad can do more than this? Like, what if he can take his daughter to an award ceremony as his date?
The Rock is one of the fathers who did it more than once. In 2016 he took his oldest daughter Simone to the MTV Movie Awards as well as to the Golden Globes. And in 2017, she was her date on the People's Choice Awards. How cool is that?
5 He's Moved By His Eldest Daughter
Dwayne loves his eldest daughter Simone, who is now 17 years old, just as much as he loves his younger babies. It seems that the two have an unbreakable bond because he often talks about her. What's the secret of such a successful relationship with a teen daughter? Simple – it's trust.
In 2015, Johnson said in an interview, "There was a time where I said, 'Do me a favor: I want you to tell me what is the thing that you love most about our relationship,'" to which she answered, "Well, that I trust you and that we have a very special bond."
The actor said that it moved him and he added, "And so, you know, at 13, she's saying that and I couldn't ask for anything else."
4 Saying The Most Empowering Things Ever
How would you feel if such a big and strong man as the Rock told you that he'll always have your back? Probably, you would suddenly feel extremely empowered. You'd feel like you could do absolutely anything because even if something ever goes wrong, this big man will come and save you, support you, and he will always be there for you.
Now you know how the Rock's daughters probably feel because in one of his posts the actor captioned a candid photo of himself and his little daughter Tiana Gia on her first birthday, saying, "Get used to daddy's hands kid. They'll always have your back."
3 Jazzy Is His Manicurist
Here is another sweet story that's a bit similar to one of those we've learned previously in this list. Apart from showing us that even the Rock sometimes gives up to his daughter's wishes, it also proves that the actor knows that beauty is important.
One day, Johnson was getting ready for work and asked his daughter Jazzy to kiss him goodbye. She replied to that saying that had to paint his nails. At first, the actor refused because he had to go, but eventually, he said, "Yes, you're absolutely right – daddy needs his nails painted."
After all, the work isn't going anywhere, so if your daughter says that you need your nails painted, you have to let her do it.
2 Being A Dad Is The Lifetime Job
When Dwayne Johnson was a guest in one of the episodes of Oprah's Master Class, he confessed that being a dad is the best job he had ever had and the best job he would ever have in the future. The actor also opened up about being a father to his eldest daughter Simone and said, "I always wanted to be a great dad. I always wanted to give Simone things that I felt I never got."
It's so great that Johnson still remembers the days when he wasn't as fortunate as he is now and he keeps on working to make his family happier than he was back then.
Does anyone else need a tissue now?
1 Teaching Toughness To His Kids
Known for his candid statements even on regular days, the Rock certainly couldn't help but make a wonderful post on his daughter's birthday. Warning: his words can make your heart melt a tiny bit!
"One day you'll know just how happy, proud, lucky and blessed you, your sister and your mama make me," the Jumanji star wrote on his IG page. "You'll also thank me one day for your toughness and your mama's everything else."
If there's someone who can teach his kids to be tough, the Rock seems to be the best candidate, doesn't he? I mean, he's the Rock! Who's tougher than the Rock?
Sources: People, Parents, KinBox.