Dwayne Johnson is one of the most successful Hollywood stars, but being one of the world’s leading parents could be an even bigger achievement.
While his Fast and the Furious star Vin Diesel is famous for saying “there’s always room for family” on the big screen, The Rock has built his own family reputation over the years.
The “Moana” star is the father of three daughters: Simone Alexandra Johnson, 20, Jasmine Johnson, 6, and Tiana Gia Johnson, 4.
Like any good parent, he does everything in his power to help his children reach their full potential, and he does so by following some of the strict rules he has set for himself.
Here are 8 strict rules that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson follows when raising his kids.
1. Dwayne has his daughter’s life goals planned.
Dwayne is known for his dedication to work, putting in hours, and taking what we have, and this philosophy is something he hopes to pass on to his children as well.
In April 2017, The Rock shared a photo of him and Jasmine, who was then two years old, on Instagram, with a comment setting out his lofty goals of educating his daughter throughout her childhood.
Dwayne said, “There are mornings in life where there are no words..This is not one of those mornings. Jazzy, let my dad tell you his goals.”
While most people struggle through parenting by trial and error, The Rock seems to have it all planned out.
He writes, “By the age of five, you will be looking people in the eye when you shake hands with them forcefully.”
“By eight you’ll know how to fish, drive your dad’s pickup truck and do cardio. By ten you’ll be able to say directly to people, ‘Great job, I like that so much, but let’s see how you can make it even better.'” “
2. The Rock never stops showing his kids that he loves them.
Being a celebrity like The Rock means that he has a lot of commitment to the roles he plays.
While his stardom may sometimes separate him from his children, being a father is by far the job he is most proud of.
Shortly after Tiana’s birth in April 2018, Dwayne celebrated her arrival on Instagram with a caption emphasizing that his commitment to family comes before anything else.
“And to my third and youngest daughter, Tiana Gia — as I did when two great sisters, Simone Alexandra and Jasmine Leah, were born, you have my word, I will love, I will protect, I guide and laugh at the rest,” Johnson said.
“Your mad daddy has many responsibilities and wears many hats in this big world, but being your dad will always be what I am most proud to wear.”
3. It encourages them to follow their own ways, wherever they lead.
It seems easy for celebrity kids to try and carry on the legacy their parents put in before them – they have a head start on working with them.
However, Dwayne actively encourages his daughters to make their way.
Needless to say, The Rock was ecstatic to hear her endeavours.
“First of all, what an honor my daughter would want to follow in my footsteps but more importantly—following in my footsteps sounds cliched—but actually wanting to innovate and forge her own path, which is very important,” Johnson said. She ended up being the youngest participant in the company’s history.”
Simone may have followed her father into wrestling, but she made her own mark in 2020 as the youngest participant in WWE history.
Simone recently took another step towards forging her own identity when she adopted the stage name Ava Raine, a title entirely separate from her father.
4. The rock leads with love.
Johnson may be a big guy, but his heart is even bigger.
Growing up as an only child and struggling to form relationships, Johnson vows to treat his children as much love as he can and tries to pass on the same lesson to them.
“Over the years, through ups and downs, I’ve come to realize that the most important thing I can do with my daughter is to live our lives with love,” Dwayne said on an episode of The Opera Master Class.
“Not success, nor fame, nor anything else, but I’m always here for you.”
5. Dwayne tries to cherish every moment.
For parents, watching their children grow up can be a bittersweet experience. It’s obviously great to see kids grow up through the years, but part of every parent wants to see them stay young and cute forever.
Johnson knows that one day his two youngest daughters will not be as small as they are now, so he has made it a priority to indulge every second of them while they are still young.
“I won’t be able to keep them like this forever, so you better believe I snatch these cookies and love them every moment I can,” Johnson said on Instagram in December 2018.
“Plus, I know that there will come a day when it will be in my parents’ arms the last place they want to be.”
6. He takes pride in her femininity.
One might assume that The Rock, being a male icon, would have preferred a son with whom he could share father and son experiences.
However, Dwayne prefers to be the only man in the house.
While appearing on Good Morning America in 2019, The Rock explained how much he enjoys being surrounded by strong women and girls in his family.
“He’s castrated and amazing,” Dwayne said. “I gotta tell you, as men you’re like ‘Oh yeah, we’re going to raise my son. “But to have all the girls, that’s the greatest blessing I’ve ever had.”
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7. Trust is everything when it comes to his relationship with his children.
The key to any relationship is a strong sense of trust, and this between parent and child is no exception.
The Rock has instilled great trust in his daughters since their birth, and they have reciprocated this trust as they grow.
During an episode of Opera Master Class, the Hollywood star reflected on a special moment he shared with his eldest daughter.
Dwayne said, “There was a time when you said, ‘Do me a favor, I want you to tell me what is the thing you love most about our relationship,’ and she said, ‘Well, I trust you.'”
For any parent, this would be a very touching moment to bond with your child, but it felt even more so with The Rock.
“For a 13-year-old girl to say to her father, considering where I was when I was 13, I had the instability,” he explained, resisting tears in his eyes, “Well, I trust you and we have a very special bond,” he explained, fighting back tears in his eyes. It moved me. And so, you know, at thirteen, she says that and I can’t ask for anything else.”
8. The Rock uses the lessons he learned from past mistakes.
Johnson may be one of the biggest stars in the world today, but he’s made his share of mistakes just like everyone else.
However, just like most of the successful stars, The Rock learned from his mistakes and emerged as his better person.
Some of the most valuable lessons he’s learned include his upbringing of parenthood, and now he’s using that knowledge to be the best father he can be for his two young children.
“After my divorce, I learned a lot,” Johnson told my parents.
“It allowed me to take these experiences with Simone and apply them to her little sisters. Now, years later, I’ve had this wonderful relationship with Simon, who is 17, and this beautiful and strong relationship with my two little daughters who are 3 years and 15 months. Through life and experience, I am a different kind of father.”
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