Will & Jada Let Their Kids Punish Themselves
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith who have two children together do not believe in punishing them. The actor and his 14-year-old son Jaden are currently making the rounds promoting their movie “After Earth.” When questioned by the Metro newspaper about when Jaden was last punished, Will admitted that his family does not utilize punishment methods in their home.
“We don’t do punishment. The way that we deal with our kids is, they are responsible for their lives,” Smith told Metro New York recently. “Our concept is, as young as possible, give them as much control over their lives as possible and the concept of punishment, our experience has been- it has a little too much of a negative quality. So when they do things- and you know, Jaden, he’s done things- you can do anything you want as long as you can explain to me why that was the right thing to do for your life.”
Jaden insisted that the concept worked well in their household, and revealed that his father keeps tabs on all of his activities.
“This is what I’ve realized: No matter what I do or how I do it, he knows 100 percent of what’s going on,” the younger Smith told Metro New York. “There’s no point in hiding anything because he knows. Whether he acts on it or not, he knows.”
I’m all for staying out of how parents choose to raise their kids. Do you agree with the Smiths?
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