In a recent interview with, The Sun, Will stated that his son Jaden wants to be emancipated from him and Jada Pinkett so that he can buy his own house and live alone. Jaden’s 15th birthday is coming up and for his present he just may get this. It is stated that Jaden Smith is good friends with Justin Bieber (19) and feels if Justin is able to have his own place he should too.
“He says, ‘Dad, I want to be emancipated.’ I know if we do this, he can be an emancipated minor, because he really wants to have his own place, like ‘Ooh,’”
It is noted that Will is a pretty laid back parent and don’t feel the need to reprimand their kids.
“We generally don’t believe in punishment,” he says. “From the time Jaden was five or six, we would sit him down, and all he has to do is be able to explain why what he did was the right thing for his life. I think it’s a much more difficult question to ask someone —’Why was that right?’ — than to try to show them why it was wrong.
“Nobody wants to be wrong, all parts of yourself fight like crazy to not be wrong. So I’ll say to Jaden, ‘Why was that the right thing to do for your life?’ and if he can explain why kicking his sister in the chest was the right thing to do, we can see to it that he understands that it wasn’t so smart.”
Well, what works for some household doesn’t work for all. Even though I wasn’t whipped like crazy with shoes, hangers, extension cords and so on, I can definitely see myself sitting at the dinner table stating that I want to live by myself at 14 and my mom tightening her grip on her fork while she eats mashed potatoes and a blind side slap to the back of the head from my father. Then I would have remembered I was 14 and kept eating.
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