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Will Smith On Disciplining His Children: ‘We Don’t Do Punishment’

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Will and Jaden Smith

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When they aren’t discussing their rumored open relationship, they are defending the decisions of their children. The couple has been highly criticized in the past for allowing their daughter, Willow Smith, to dye and cut her hair in eccentric colors and styles and wearing clothing that is also very creative.

Last year, Jada Pinkett-Smith took to her Facebook page and wrote an open letter to set the record straight about she and Will Smith’s decision to allow Willow to rock her own style. She challenged the idea of using the word “let” to describe what her daughter can and can not do. Pinkett-Smith ended the letter stating: “Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.”

 In a recent interview with MetroWill Smith and his 14-year-old discussed life, parties, and childhood. When parenting was brought up, Will Smith explained: “We don’t do punishment. The way that we deal with our kids is, they are responsible for their lives. Our concept is, as young as possible, give them as much control over their lives as possible and the concept of punishment, our experience has been — it has a little too much of a negative quality. So when they do things — and you know, Jaden, he’s done things — you can do anything you want as long as you can explain to me why that was the right thing to do for your life.”

Will’s remark comes after Jaden was turned away from a night club when he attempted to party with his best pal Justin Bieber, who has been on a downhill spiral lately.

Do you agree with Will Smith?