Dwight Howard has sparked debate after sharing a controversial video on Instagram that has divided his followers over his parenting approach. The former NBA player shared videos of himself working out and doing activities with his children. Howard is shown coaching his son, David, through a tough workout on an exercise bike in one slide. Howard’s youngest child with ex-girlfriend Melissa Rios is David. Rios died in 2020 as a result of an epileptic seizure. In the video, the 9-year-old is feverishly peddling his bike while wailing, “I can’t! I can’t! It’s too difficult!” “You can! Let’s go!” screams the three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, tapping the boy on the chest. The video continues with the youngster, weary, telling his father again and over that he “can’t do it” and “it’s too hard.”
Former NBA star Dwight Howard is receiving backlash for his tough parenting style, pushing his son to his limits until he starts to cry and tries to quit. “I want you to do it until I tell you to stop.” pic.twitter.com/ddIZXGOcKc— Black Millionaires ® (@Blackmillions_) July 7, 2023
Howard is unfazed by David’s weeping and continues to push the youngster through the rigorous activity. David gets back on his bike, urging him to “go hard on the last set,” as his father looks on. He completes his work and swiftly exits the machine as Howard says, “Good job.”Some viewers supported Howard’s tough-love approach. However, some viewers found his approaches to be almost traumatising. This does not qualify DH as the father of the year. “This is torture,” a fan said. This is awful to watch, and to believe I used to be a DH fan, remarked one irate viewer. Howard is regarded as one of the best centres in NBA history. He started his professional basketball career with the Orlando Magic in 2004. He was a key member of the team for eight years before joining the Lakers in 2012.
The Former NBA Player Dwight Howard Is Facing Backlash For A Video Of His 9-Year-Old Son Working Out Intensely
Former NBA star Dwight Howard has sparked outrage after posting a video to his Instagram account. The NBA champion’s parenting style provoked a heated controversy among his fans. The video shows Howard working out and doing activities with his children, but in one footage, his 9-year-old son, David, is heard crying and begging him to stop working out. Howard is seen in the video leading David through a hard workout on an exercise bike. The small youngster shouts out, plainly upset, because the workout is too difficult for him. Unfazed, Howard taps his kid on the chest and urges him to persevere, declaring, “You can! Let’s go.” Howard insists on pushing David through the difficult exercise despite David’s tears. Howard accompanied the video with a message of resiliency, drive, and discipline to defend his method. He added that he believes in instilling these qualities in his children, emphasising the necessity of perseverance and finishing every goal they undertake. Howard later reinforced his stance by posting a remark from one of his admirers on his Instagram stories.
Some fans like Howard’s tough love approach, considering it as a form of mental toughness and growth. That is called TEACHING, and it involves testing his mental fortitude. He did not DIE; if you want to be great, you must EARN it!! If you’d like to be MEDIOCRE, do what everyone else in this forum is doing: COMPLAIN stated one fan. Another person remarked, “Everyone needs to be challenged like that at least once to show them that it’s their mind giving up, not their body.” Others consider it to be borderline traumatizing and classify it as child abuse. Howard is regarded as one of the best centres in NBA history. He started his professional basketball career with the Orlando Magic in 2004. He was a key member of the team for eight years prior joining the Lakers in 2012. Howard was traded across the league several times until his final season in 2021, including a third stay with Los Angeles. In 2020, he won his very first NBA Championship as a Laker. Howard will return to basketball in 2022 with the Taoyuan Leopards of Taiwan’s T1 League.
Parent how you want to parent, but everything doesn’t have to go on social media.— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) July 7, 2023
People who think this is bad parenting is why America is going down the tubes. Being taught to push even when it’s not fun and it hurts is how you parent resilient and disciplined young men and women! This kid is going to be successful one day because of how his dad pushes him!— Tim Warren (@Tims_TA) July 7, 2023
Son probably acting like that cause he don’t want to do it. Dwight probably know he got more in the tank which is why he going so hard on him.— Nolehighlights (@Jaythealbum) July 7, 2023
Push his limit I applaud this.. it’s gone pay off for em in the long wrong.— Litooooo4 (@FOELitoJordan) July 7, 2023
Society has become extremely sensitive. I wish I had a father who pushed me to the limits and showing me not to be a quitter. I had to learn it the hard way.— La-La (@HeadphoneMode) July 7, 2023