Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union's parenting techniques are always prone to criticism online - particularly following the news last year that their daughter, Zaya, now identifies as female.

But it's another of the pair's children that has hit headlines this week...

Dwyane Wade is best known for his career as a professional basketball player.

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The thirty-seven-year-old, who was born in Chicago, spent the majority of his sixteen-year career playing for the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Dwyane has a pretty big family...

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He has 2 children with ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches, he is raising his nephew who is the son of his sister, Deanna, and he has 2 other children from 2 other relationships.

He is currently married to actress, Gabrielle Union...

And their most recent child arrived through IVF.

The pair make great parents...

And they post on social media regularly with the kids. The snaps are pretty adorable.

However, that doesn't mean the family are strangers to criticism.

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For example, last year, a photograph posted to Gabrielle's Instagram account caused quite the controversy. She captioned the post with: "Grateful... Happy Thanksgiving good people. To all the friends and family that have my back and all the friends and family, I've never met who show love and support when everyone is looking and when no one is looking...All praise, gratitude, and thankfulness."

But fans were quick to point out twelve-year-old Zaya's appearance...

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She was pictured wearing false pointy nails and a cropped top, which is literally, not a big deal at all, but people certainly made it into one.

Cruel comments quickly began to flood in...

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People were making sarcastic comments about the child wearing nails and a cropped top and even began asking where their biological mother was.

Dwyane and his family noticed the cruel comments...

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So he decided to address it publically himself.

Dwyane knows the score when it comes to being a good and supportive parent...

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"Shout out D. Wade for setting the example of a Black father loving and accepting their children as they are. There’d be a lot less trauma in our community if more Black dads were like this," one fan wrote.

Wade revealed that he grew up "ignorant" and had to lean on his wife for help...

He started off his powerful message saying: "I had to look myself in the mirror when my son at the time was 3 years old and me and my wife started having conversations about us noticing that he wasn't on the boy vibe that Zaire [his other son] was on."

He continued:

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"And, I had to look myself in the mirror and say, 'What if your son come home and tell you he's gay? What are you going to do? How are you going to be? How are you going to act? It ain't about him. He knows who he is. It's about you. Who are you?'"

It's all about perspective to him...

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"I grew up with the same perspective as a lot of these people out here that's a little ignorant. I grew up with a similar perspective," Wade said. "And, you meet people along the way that help you take those glasses off and put on some different ones. Look through life through a different lens. That's what my wife has been able to do. So, it's been cool."

He now vows to use his voice to stand up for those who can't.

"Everybody get used to it, man. This is the new normal. So if anybody different, we looked at as different. You know what I'm saying? The ones that don't understand it. The ones that don't get it. The ones that are stuck in a box. You're different. Not the people that are out here living their lives, man." He ended it with a powerful line, saying: "You can learn something from your kids."

It's clear Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are the perfect example of progressive parenting.

But in the past, Union's parenting, in particular, has come under fire - but she (obviously) had the perfect response.

Though this week, Union and Wade have faced another parenting controversy - all over an outfit choice.

This was the outfit in question.

We kind of dig the look.

"Oh my goodness, who dressed her?!" Union can be heard saying.

"She looks nuts!"