This is good to hear!
While Will and Jaden Smith are currently gearing up to debut their new movie After Earth, the 44-year-year old actor revealed that parenting and punishing do NOT go together.
“We don’t do punishment. 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. 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.”
To which Jaden replied:
“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. There’s no point in hiding anything because he knows. Whether he acts on it or not, he knows…He knows, bro.”
It seems like Will is some sort of super dad, but we're just happy that punishing is not an option in the Smith home because quite honestly, it just doesn't work sometimes!
[Image courtesy of Metro.]
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