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Jada Pinkett Smith defends her parenting skills

Jada Pinkett Smith defends her parenting skills

Nov 26 2012, 5:28pm CST | by

Jada Pinkett Smith has defended her parenting skills in an open letter after being blasted by critics for letting her children make their own decisions

Jada Pinkett Smith has defended her liberal approach to parenting. The 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted' actress - who is mum to actor Jaden, 14, and singer Willow, 12, - penned an open letter on...

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Jada Pinkett Smith defends her parenting skills

Nov 26 2012, 5:28pm CST | by

Jada Pinkett Smith has defended her parenting skills in an open letter after being blasted by critics for letting her children make their own decisions

Jada Pinkett Smith has defended her liberal approach to parenting.
The 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted' actress - who is mum to actor Jaden, 14, and singer Willow, 12, - penned an open letter on her Facebook page on Wednesday (21.11.12) hitting back at critics who blasted her for allowing her daughter to shave her head earlier this year.
She wrote: ''The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair, first the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don't belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination.
''I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain.''
Jada also insisted she supported her daughter - who has had a number of hit singles including 'Whip My Hair' and '21st Century Girl' - and her eagerness to explore different styles and make her own choices.
She said: ''Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It's also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother's deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be. More to come. Another day.''
The 41-year-old actress - who celebrates her 15th wedding anniversary with Will Smith, 44, next month - has previously spoken about how she views her relationship with her children as a partnership.
She said: ''I think that old school style of 'I'm your parent and I'm greater than you' doesn't work. What I establish with my children is a partnership. I'm not necessarily dictating what is happening in their lives.''

 
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6 days ago

Jada Pinkett Smith Has Some Wisdom to Give to Us All

Jul 22 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: FishWrapper

Jada Pinkett Smith, despite her weird parenting choices in being OK with her 13-year-old daughter hanging out in bed with a half naked 20-year-old, is known for her ability to tell some truths. Like, she has ...
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Ben McKenzie on his 'Gotham' Character: No Single Man Can Overcome his Challenges!

Jul 20 2014 8:20pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Ben McKenzie has a laugh onstage at the Gotham panel during the 2014 Television Critics Association on Sunday afternoon (July 20) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 35-year-old actor was joined by co-stars Jada Pinkett Smith and Donal Logue for the panel. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ben McKenzie “It’s noir,” Ben said when about the atmosphere of the show, according to the LA Times. “The ...
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6 weeks ago

California Child Protective Services Clear Will And Jada Over Photo Of Willow In Bed With 20-Year-Old “Friend”

Jun 16 2014 1:06pm CDT | Source: Bossip.com

Good news for Will & Jada! Child Protective Services Clear Will And Jada Over Photo Of Willow In Bed With Older Friend Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have officially been cleared by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, after the agency investigated the family after their 13-year-old daughter Willow was seen pictured in bed with 20-year-old actor Moises Arias in an Instagram post last month. Via RadarOnline reports: DCFS officials, insiders told Rada ...
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6 weeks ago

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith Cleared by Child Protective Services

Jun 16 2014 12:18pm CDT | Source: TV Smack Talk

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been cleared following and investigation by Child Protective Services. The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services opened their investigation after they were notified of a controversial photo of their 13-year-old daughter Willow in bed with 20-year-old former “Hannah Montana” star, Moises Arias. During the investigation, Jada told TMZ reporters; “Here’s the deal: There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situa ...
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6 weeks ago

Jada Pinkett Smith Looks AMAZING In Bikini, Will Smith Goes In For A Kiss (PHOTOS)

Jun 11 2014 7:28am CDT | Source: TV Smack Talk

Despite the media’s fascination with Will and Jada’s “impending divorce” they still seem to be completely in love. Constantly denying rumors of a split has apparently made their relationship even stronger. Last weekend, Jada and Will hit up a beach in Hawaii. At some point during their relaxing time on the beach, a photographer managed to snap this majestic shot. Damn! It looks like a production still. It’s too perfect. It looks like it could be the ...
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7 weeks ago

Will & Jada In Paradise

Jun 9 2014 9:54pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

No marital trouble here.It seems that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are regularly battling breakup rumors in the tabloids, but the married couple of nearly 17 years appeared to be more in love than ever over the weekend.Jada, 42, was photographed kissing and holding hands with her 45-year-old husband on the beach in Hawaii. The couple was snapped as they giggled and twirled around on the beach (doesn't everybo ...
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7 weeks ago

Will and Jada Show Their Hot Bodies and Even Hotter PDA in Hawaii

Jun 9 2014 2:55pm CDT | Source: Pop Sugar

Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, weren't afraid to show a little PDA on their Hawaiian vacation on Monday. After the couple kissed on the beach, Jada had some fun with her daughter, Willow, as they high-fived and splashed around in the water. The family was recently involved in a controversy surrounding a photo of 13-year-old Willow in bed with a 20-year-old shirtless musician, bu ...
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7 weeks ago

Ranking Every [5] Dreamworks Animation Film: From Antz to How To Train Your Dragon 2

Jun 4 2014 11:07am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

By Kristopher Tapley Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 DreamWorks Animation is celebrating a big year in 2014. While the studio's first theatrical release would not come until 1998, it was October 12, 1994 that saw the birth of Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg's vision of a new movie studio, including, of course, Katzenberg's animation division.That makes it 20 years of D ...
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8 weeks ago

Case Closed! Child Protective Services Preparing To End Investigation Into Willow Smith Scandal Over Lack Of Evidence

May 30 2014 5:18am CDT | Source: RadarOnline

Child Protective Services is getting the picture when it comes to 13-year-old Willow Smith‘s relationship with actor Moises Arias, 20.  A controversial photo of the duo had prompted Child Protective Services to open an investigation into the well-being of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith‘s daughter. But now, RadarOnline.com has learned the organization has failed to uncover any evidence that the teenager has ever been in any danger around her older friend, or tha ...
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