Angelina Jolie Talks About Raising Her Six Children In 'Vanity Fair.'

Fri, July 2, 2010 4:48pm EST by 7 Comments

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The actress opens up on parenting 6 children and how she plans on dealing with them when they finally hit their terrible teens!

Bigger than her role as one of Hollywood’s most famous actors or partner to superstar Brad Pitt is Angelina Jolie‘s role as a mother — and it is one she takes very seriously. In her cover story for the August 2010 issue of Vanity Fair the actress gets in depth about her children’s schedule, their hobbies, and how she plans of dealing with the six children when adolescence kicks in.

“I had some great advice,” the clearly self-aware actress says at one point in the interview. “‘You’ll know their teenagers when they close the door.’ And when they start closing the door, don’t talk to them, listen. Because there’s nothing you could say.”

As for how to make sure your children haven’t gone beyond repair by the time they hit their teens Angie says, “You have to raise them right before that. Then you need to listen for a good five years, just keep your mouth closed.”

The brood’s current schedule does, like most children, revolve around their school work. “We have two teachers who travel with us, and we found a wonderful local man who teached the history of Venice and some Italian,” she explains. “They go to school every day 10 to 4 at home. They’re on the Lycee curriculum. We keep them in that system when we’re back in L.A, and in New York they sometimes go to a Lycee school.”

It really does seem that despite it all, the Jolie-Pitt clan does have a somewhat typical childhood life!


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just my opinion

Posted at 11:03 PM on July 4, 2010  

umm..Teached??..I sure hope that was some error on the writers part.

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Posted at 5:38 AM on July 3, 2010  

What Jennifer attention? I haven’t heard anything about her in weeks. Angelina is doing interviews for Salt. Of course tabs and blogs are going to report everything she says. Just like when Jennifer promotes her movies everything she says will be reported. Some people really need to get a grip.

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Posted at 9:33 PM on July 2, 2010  

Teached is not a word. It’s taught. Shame on you Angelina.

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Posted at 3:26 PM on July 3, 2010  

1. Most likely she didn’t say that. The one who made the mistake was the illiterate person writing this article down.

2. In the case of Angelina actually saying “teached”, let me just say that it is indeed used in some parts of the world by Enlgish speaking countries like Trinidad & Tobago among certain circles. Of course, this is little to not likely coming from an American like Angelina.

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Posted at 8:45 PM on July 2, 2010  

The Jolie-Pitt family is not far removed from the Taylor-Burton crowd. She had her children and the daughter she adopted with Burton. He had his daughter. They moved them all over the world to be with them while filming and they didn’t turn out monsters. You never read about any arrests, drug busts, DUI or anything scandelous about any of them. Yes, times have changed, but if she and Brad have invested quality time with them (and they appear to have) they are being well-educated and should turn out fine. However, she should not be shocked if one of the kids throws her before-Brad lifestyle in her face when they reach puberty. Teens can say hurtful things.

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Posted at 5:45 PM on July 2, 2010  

Somewhat typical childhood life??? Give me a break? There is nothing typical about them. And why all of a sudden is Angie on every other page everywhere – it’s not all about just “Salt”….Guess Jen must have been getting too much media attention lately to suit Angie..LOL

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Posted at 8:57 PM on July 2, 2010  

Uhm…no…idiot. This is about Salt. It’s called publicity and promotion. Jennifer has a movie coming out in August. She’ll start making the tabloids any minute now (new boyfriend will be my guess) and then she’ll have cover stories, swearing how great her life is.

It’s just the nature of the beast. It doesn’t have to be a triangle, but some people seem desperate to continue that story line.

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