You knew that Will Smith and Jada Pinket Smith were going to catch some heat for letting their kids become child stars at sunch young ages, but during a recent interview, Jada defended the kids, claiming that her kids don’t share the same burdens that other child stars have.
She tells Britain’s ‘Daily Mail:’
This isn’t about fame or money. They were still going to have their trials because of who their parents are. As much as I wish I could figure out a way I could protect my children, they have their destiny. I’m not going to put brakes on that out of fear”.
“Our children are allowed to stay in the paradigm of being a child. They don’t have to take care of their families: become the complete emotional, physical and financial focus that happens to many child stars. Our family structure is a little different and it’s quite hard to comprehend because it’s so outside what usually happens in a family, but the paradigm is the same. You have Mother. You have Father. Father is protective. Mother is the teacher.”
“Most of the time with child stars, the child has all the responsibilities and the mother and father don’t understand what’s actually happening to them, so the child can trust no one… But with us the paradigm stays the same because the child can still be the child with an extraordinary gift. It is something to manage. I will not overlook that. I have a 10 year old who can stand up in front of an audience of 17,000 and rock the house. I have to keep her grounded.”
Jayden Smith has starred in a couple movies, getting his first lead role in the remake of ‘The Karate Kid’ with Jackie Chan, while Willow Smith’s first single has become a huge hit, and she’ll be performing it during tomorrow’s Kids Choice Awards!
She’s got a point!