Will and Jada Pinkett Smith don't punish their kids

Will Smith explains his laid-back approach to parenting Willow and Jaden.

By Haley Overland
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith don't punish their kids

During a photo call for his new film, After Earth, Will Smith, 44, shared a bit about his parenting approach.

"We don't do punishment," he told (referring to himself and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, of course). "The way that we deal with our kids is, they are responsible for their lives. 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."

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His son, Jaden, 14, stood beside him at the photo call. "He's done things," Will said.

But there are no consequences when he or his sister, Willow, 12, do 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."

What do you think of Will and Jada's parenting approach?

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xo Haley-O

This article was originally published on Apr 25, 2013

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