Will Smith's son Jaden wants to be emancipated from parents
Why, you ask, would someone who has some of the soundest and richest parents in the world want to legally separate themselves from said parents? But it's all that Jaden Smith wants for his 15th birthday.
According to The Sun, Will and Jada's eldest, who spends time hanging around with the Beebs when he can (awful parenting letting that happen now Mr. and Mrs. Smith), wants to get out from under the thumb and get his own gaff. At 15. Because that's a wise move for a child star on the rise.
Will told The Sun: 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.' That's the backlash. On the other side, if kids just want to have command of their lives, I understand.'
Will and Jada aren't exactly your normal parents, what with the background in Scientology and all, and pretty much hold back on the discipline in favour of a more hippie method.
'We generally don't believe in punishment. 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'
Story by David O'Shaughnessy | 15:14 | Tuesday 14th May 2013 | Gossip
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