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Shaquille O’Neal Reveals Controversial Parenting Rules For His Sons And Daughters

NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has revealed his controversial parenting rules that differ between his sons and daughters.

Speaking on ‘The Pivot Podcast’, O’Neal said his three sons will have to leave home at 18 while the girls will be allowed to stay for as long as they want.

“I tell my boys when y’all get 18 you all got to go. Girls can stay as long as they want,” he said.

“Take your time. Go to college, get your master’s, get your doctorate, I’ll pay for it, take your time.

O’Neal went on to add he liked his “girls a little better”.

“Because as a man you have to protect, provide and love your woman,” he said.

“I trust them (his daughters) more because they’re more sensitive, they’re more caring and they’re thinkers.

“You know how boys are. My boys, you bring something in front of them and they’re gone.”

O’Neal has six children, including three daughters - Taahirah, Me’arah and Amirahm- and three sons - Shareef, Shaqir and Myles.

The former Los Angeles Laker has previously said his kids won’t be getting a “free pass” just because of who their dad is.

“I tell them all the time. We ain’t rich. I’m rich,” O’Neal told the ‘Earn Your Leisure’ podcast.

“I don’t care if you play basketball. I don’t care about none of that.

“Listen, I got six kids. I would like a doctor, somebody to own a hedge fund, a pharmacist, a lawyer, someone that owns multiple businesses, someone to take over my business. But I tell them I’m not going to hand it to you. You gotta earn it.”