LISTEN: Jada Pinkett Smith Says Jaden Moved Out At 15
Jada Pinkett Smith opened up in her recent podcast "Red Talk Table" about the moment her then 15 year old son, Jaden, told her he was moving out.
After a week of media reports focusing on the 30 year old whose parents were forced to sue their son to evict him from their house, this is (almost) refreshing.
Jada revealed that Jaden felt that he needed to 'live his life' and she was devastated but knew that 'he was right'.
In 2014, Jada told Us Weekly, "I'm not a conventional parent, which I take a lot of pride in."
She explained that the parenting goal was to challenge all three of her children to be bold and independent.
"What I do with Willow," she revealed, "is I give her the opportunity to be empowered by having herself first."
When Will Smith and son Jaden were interviewed in 2013 by Metro, Will said, "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.
"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."