and his wife have? Power-couple Will and Jaden Pinkett Smith have infamously admitted they don't believe in disciplining their children and allow them to make their own "decisions". Now the couple are under investigation by Child Services after a controversial photo of their 13-year old daughter lying on a bed next to a half-naked actor went viral. I always admired Will Smith before, but knowing more about his parenting style is a real shocker. Why would anyone choose to raise their kids this way? Out of laziness? Indifference? Or something else?
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Very interesting, and well said!
quildon, here you go http://www.sheknows.com/entertainment/articles/992... And I totally agree with you.
Safety is usually the first thing taught to free range kids. They also never said they didn't discipline, just that they didn't treat them as possessions and instead HELPED them and respected them.
peeples, "free range" may be fine for chickens, but while children are not possessions, neither are they fowl or livestock.
I suggest you look up the differences between discipline and punishment. You don't need to beat a child or treat them poorly to discipline them. Discipline and punishment are no where near the same thing. They said they don't punish.
Most people see punishments as part of the disciplining process. And I don't think anyone here is advocating the beating of children. If you automatically associate "beating" or "abuse" with the word "punishment", I find that very sad.
Punishment and discipline have to very different meanings. My point was if you look at anything the smiths have said they are very much in favor or discipline and not punishment. But no matter what you will not see that. Have a good afternoon Beth.
You have a good one, too, peeples.
As much of a fan as I am of Will Smith, no apologies coming. I saw the photo and if that were my 13-year old daughter, I'd have to wonder what the hell is wrong with me as a parent?
Hollywood surely keeps the Gossip Columns humming & the tabloids flying off the shelves. But Hollywood hardly has the market cornered on "perversions." We ALL need to be held accountable for what goes on in our WORLD.
I have to say I agree with this. "helicopter" parenting is causing a generation of kids that have no idea how to take care of themselves, think critically etc. I've seen the results in family members around me and am thankful I wasn't smothered.