Jada Pinkett Smith Has 'No Rules' When It Comes To Raising Jaden And Willow. Is This OK?

Tue, December 14, 2010 9:30am EST by 3 Comments

Jada Pinkett Smith says she and husband Will Smith “negotiate” the rules with their children, Jaden and Willow. An expert says this is bad parenting, and could lead to the kids being out of control like Miley Cyrus!

Instead of setting rules in their house, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith deal with problems as they arise by negotiating agreements with their kids Jaden, 12, and Willow, 10. And they let the kids set their own punishment. Do you think this is a good way to parent a child?

Willow wants to be a bigger star than Lady Gaga!

“We don’t have rules. We come up with agreements,” Jada, 39, explains to Style magazine. “Kids are little people, and we’re in life to guide them. Trying to rule someone is always an illusion, and it’s no different with children.” We get what she’s trying to say, but it sounds like Jada and Will, 42, let their kids get away with a little too much — their parents are treating them like ittle adults, but Jaden and Willow are only tweens! (We’re sure Will’s 18-year-old son, Trey, runs his own show by now).

“Although ideally parents shouldn’t be prison guards when they set rules, they still need to be parents — not playmates agreeing on how to play a game,” psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman tells HollyBaby. “If parents don’t set rules, children grow up feeling insecure and have to keep testing the boundaries to make sure their parents still care about them. Kids will push the envelope to keep their parents’ attention and to reassure themselves that their parents won’t let them get hurt. Many stars, whose parents never set boundaries when they were kids, are still pushing the envelope to get attention. Just look at Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears — and now Miley Cyrus.”

Could Jaden and Willow be headed down that path? We sure hope not!

Describing her style of parenting, Jada gave an example of a situation that happened when Willow signed up for a social-networking site after being told not to do it. “I told her not to, so I was so mad,” Jada explains. “I said, ‘What do you think I should do now?’ So Willow said, ‘Mom, take my computer away.’ And I said, ‘How long for?’ She said a month.”

Are Will and Jada pushing their kids too hard?

Willow basically created her own punishment! It just doesn’t seem right for a 10-year-old to do. “So it’s negotiations,” Jada says. “I’m not saying it’s always perfect. I have my bloops and my blunders. But I’m doing my best.”

What do you think about the Smith’s parenting style — agree with it or disagree?

–Leigh Blickley

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Boo Haa

Posted at 4:23 PM on May 26, 2014  

I agree with Labola Solitaria; these two crack nuts are leading their children to hell. I knew the Fresh Prince and Hardfaced Jada had both lost it when they called their kids Willow and Jayden; if that is not manic psycho self indulgence then I do not know what is.

I am not surprised that the CPS are getting involved after Willow was snapped on a 20 year old guys bed. I know for a fact that Jayden and Willow have probably been having sex for years now, and their parents agree with it “as long as they practice it safely!” of course. Will Smith and his wife has lost their souls and are now trapped in a maze of evil and insanity. I think that Willow will end up being the next Chas Bono. Jayden I guess will just most likely end up marrying one of those trashy Kardashians.

Will and Jada are money whores who are creepy and whacked out Scientologists. They are allowing their children too much autonomy, to show that their New Age parenting style works. In fact the opposite is the truth. Will and Jada are swingers and I am sure that soon the truth will come out about their weird rituals and sexual practices. May Jesus protect those children from the demonic forces that are so prevalent in Hollywood. Amen!

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Laloba Solitaria

Posted at 9:19 AM on September 28, 2013  

Will and Jada are as phony as a 3 dollar bill. She looks old and haggered in this picture. The gold dress is ugly. She’s aging badly. What they need to do is pay for permanent rooms at re-habs and psycho wards. These kids already look and act troubled. Who wouldn’t with such creepy, pushy, ignorant parents? These kids are headed to hard drug use and/or serious mental illness because of the creepy way they are being used by their fake, money grubbing parents. The Smith parents are sooooo ghetto fabulous. Did either of them finish their G.E.D.? I’m willing to bet that these morons don’t have any books, educational materials for those kids at their house. It’s all about EXPLOITATION … They need a CPS investigator. Those kids will be so ucked up soon enough.

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Posted at 1:59 PM on October 17, 2013  

I knew you were a female…hating on Jada and calling her old. She’s aging badly? Laughable…

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