Teaming up for some UK promotion, Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith headed over to the BBC Radio 1 Studios in London, England today (May 23).
The Just the Two of Us rapper and his Karate Kid progeny looked focused as the prepared to plug their new movie After Earth for their British fans.
In a recent interview, Will discussed how he and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith approach raising their showbiz kids.
My style of parenting is very similar to that of my parents, minus the concept of ownership. I think that, specifically in African American households, the idea coming out of slavery, there”s a concept of your children being property and that was a major part that Jada and I released with our kids.
“We respect our children the way we would respect any other person. Things like cleaning up their room. You would never tell a full-grown adult to clean their room, so we don”t tell our kids to clean their rooms.”
Smith continued, “We tell our kids, You don”t have a room, that”s our room and we are letting you borrow it. So the same way you would say to an adult if you let them use your car, you say, “Yo man, clean my car! Don”t drive around all filthy like that!” And it”s perfectly reasonable for you to want an adult to clean your car, so we feel it”s perfectly reasonable to ask our kids to clean the rooms that we are letting them use.”