Jada Pinkett Smith says that she and her husband Will Smith don’t set and enforce rules for their children Jaden, 12, and Willow, 10. The power couple prefer instead to negotiate with the kids, dealing with situations as they arise.
“We don’t have rules. We come up with agreements,” Jada 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.”
The HawthoRNe star gives a recent example that came up when ‘Whip My Hair’ singer Willow signed up at a social networking site – against mom’s wishes.
“I told her not to, so I was so mad. 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.
So it’s negotiations. I’m not saying it’s always perfect. I have my bloops and my blunders. But I’m doing my best.”