Will Smith’s Key to Parenting: Not Looking at Kids as ‘Slaves’ or ‘Property’

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“He is definitely not going anywhere; he is so scared of being out on his own, he says. “Willow is probably going to be emancipated before Jaden!”

Will goes on to say that he and his Jaden are even closed these days. As you’re no doubt aware, they play father and son in the in the new sci-fi film, “After Earth.” Will says it was a bonding experience. (The two first played father and son in the 2006 drama “The Pursuit of Happyness,” which was Jaden’s acting debut.)

“He was seven years old in ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’. He is 14 now,” Will explains. “There’s something really powerful about a 13-year-old going out to learn how to hunt with his father. I consider myself a warrior, and I’m a Samurai teaching my son how to fight, how to love, just really helping him develop in a young man. It was our version of a bromitzvah!”

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