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Will and Jada Smith don't belive in punishing their children

Wanting to buy a house at 15 isn't at all spoiled.

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Wanting to buy a house at 15 isn't at all spoiled.

Ever wonder how Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith discipline their two kids, Jaden and Willow? They don't. Hey, you try telling a 14- and 12-year-old with movie and music careers what to do.

"We generally don't believe in punishment. From the time Jaden was 5 or 6 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," Smith told the U.K.'s Sun, according to the Daily Mail. Dad said the pair are allowed to make their own mistakes, but have to be accountable.

Of course, that leads to some odd situations, like the time Jaden asked for a house for his 15th birthday, which is in July.

"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," Smith said. Um, yeah, we don't think letting a 15-year-old own his own place is the brightest idea. Then again, it's not like the Karate Kid is flipping burgers down at Wendy's. Wait until he gets his first property tax bill, though. He'll be back.

[Last modified: Monday, May 13, 2013 4:40pm]


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