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Will Smith regrets how much he encouraged his kids’ free expression

In a new radio interview, Will Smith has spoken out about his parenting regrets.

By Anna Kantilaftas
Even Hollywood power couple Jada and Will Smith have their fair share of parenting doubts.
In a recent interview with A.Dot on BBC Radio 1Xtra, the dad-of-three confessed that as a celebrity parent, her felt he made a mistake nurturing his kids’ artistic expression.
“Yeah, I think it may have been a mistake. We may have gone too far,” the 47-year-old laughed in response to A.Dot’s question as to whether it was a conscious parenting decision to allow the kids so much freedom.
Will and Jada are parents to their son Jaden, 17, and daughter Willow, 15, who are both known for causing social stir.
In 2015 Willow was embroiled in a social media controversy after posing topless on Instagram.
That same year, Jaden was named the face of Louis Vuitton womenswear, followed by his famous, but unusual statement, “I don’t think I’m as revolutionary as Galileo, but I don’t think I’m not as revolutionary as Galileo.”
Will wasn't afraid to bare all during his radio chat with the British hosts.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor also has an older son, Trey, 23, from a previous marriage, who is less caught up in the scandals of his younger siblings.
Despite the family’s many public storms, include the couple's latest - boycotting the Oscars, Will is adamant that as a parent he’s not concerned for the kids’ direction.
“There’s a really powerful internal quality as an artist that as parents we encourage."
Adding, “You have to be comfortable doing things people don’t agree with and you have to be comfortable doing things that you could fail."
Speaking of his youngest son he mused, “Jaden is 100 per cent fearless, he will do anything."
“As a parent it’s scary, it’s really terrifying, but he is willing to live and die by his own artistic decisions and he just doesn’t concern himself with what people think.”
And while from the outside, it may seem like the world of the Smith family lead mysterious free-form life, it turns out there are still some house rules.
Willow has a curfew of 11.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, but like most teens her age, she regularly pushes the boundaries.
“When they [the boys] go out, their freedom is slightly different to Willow’s. Willow is a 15 year old girl, so we try to have the same rules but it’s a different world, so we’ve been struggling with that,” the dad quipped.
Moral of the story? Even Will and Jada face the same parental woes as us humans!
It is all about self-expression when it comes to the Smith kids.

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