“My style of parenting is very similar to that of my parents, minus the concept of ownership. I think that, specifically in African American households, the idea coming out of slavery, there’s a concept of your children being property and that was a major part that Jada and I released with our kids. We respect our children the way we would respect any other person. Things like cleaning up their room. You would never tell a full-grown adult to clean their room, so we don’t tell our kids to clean their rooms. We tell our kids ‘you don’t have a room, that’s our room and we are letting you borrow it.’ So the same way you would say to an adult if you let them use your car, you say, ‘Yo man, clean my car! Don’t drive around all filthy like that!’ And it’s perfectly reasonable for you to want an adult to clean your car, so we feel it’s perfectly reasonable to ask our kids to clean the rooms that we are letting them use.”
– I never would have thought the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and I would agree on much, but it turns out that Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith actually have some cool ideas about parenting. I’ve always loved their POV on Willow’s hair that it belongs to Willow and they wants their daughter to understand she controls her own body. Will echoed sentiments like these, too, saying that they don’t believe in treating their kids like “property” they own. I happen to agree! [US Weekly] [Photo: Getty]
Kid’s only 14 years old, and is already a total scoundrel! Or do we just chalk this up to hormones? Jaden Smith has barely hit puberty but has mastered the art of two-timing and manipulating. We reported that he and Kylie Jenner were caught on a date at Nobu in London, but new details are coming out—chiefly that he pulled a sister switch, and his parents are furious!
“Jaden Smith has quit courting 17-year-old Kendall Jenner and has been spotted on cozy dates on two continents with her little sister,” reported National Enquirer, print edition March 18, 2013. Read more …
“I was at the White House with my family and we were getting a tour. Barack and Michelle and Sasha and Malia and me and Jada and the kids, we’re walking through the White House. The night before, Jaden had said to me, ‘Dad, I gotta ask the president about the aliens.’ And I said, ‘Dude, no. No, it’s not cool. It’s not cool, it’s embarrassing.’ I was, like, ‘Jaden, DO NOT ask the president.’”
Will Smith is completely endearing on BBC Radio 1 describing a visit to the White House with his family. Which I guess is a perk of being a movie star?
But do adolescent boys mind their fathers when it comes to the important matter of the existence of extraterrestrial life? No, they do not. Find out what happened, after the jump. Keep reading »
Playboy Playmate (and Hef’s ex) Karissa Shannon makes no bones about being a cougar-in-training as she broadcasts her affections for 12-year-old Jaden Smith. Sexualizing children doesn’t suddenly become acceptable if it’s a boy being sexualized instead of a girl, Karissa! [Sociological Images] Keep reading »