Jada Pinkett Smith Is Not A Controlling Parent

Posted by PZ on March 29th, 2011

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According to Jada Pinkett Smith, mother of tween stars Willow (aged 10) and Jaden Smith (aged 12), she isn’t a controlling parent, and tries to let her children become their own person while setting some boundaries to keep them safe. Although many have commented in the past that Jada and her husband Will may be pushing their kids into show business, she insists this isn’t the case, and that she is allowing both of her kids to do as they please:

“I see my children as little people, not necessarily people to control. You’ve got to help them develop and become individuals. You have to find out who they are but enforce boundaries to keep them safe. She’s simply being creative. I’m not worried about her growing up too soon.”

Jada also says that now that she is older, she is finding it easier to put her  family first before her career:

“I’m very clear about what my priority is and that’s my family. I used to struggle juggling work and family at the beginning. It’s hard when you change from being single to being married to being a mother. But now I’m turning 40, I’ve found a peaceful compromise. I feel very content.”

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