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Willow Smith doesn’t have any rules at home?

I read something interesting yesterday that I want to share with you.

Have you heard of Willow Smith? She’s the youngest spawn of  Will “Sexy” Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Of course you’ve heard about her and how she’s whipping her hair back and forth! This 10 year old has an a-m-a-z-i-n-g voice and a unique fashion sense.

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And Willow is signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. This girl is something serrrrious if Jay-Z signed her!!

So yesterday I read an article about an interview Style Magazine had with Jada Pinkett Smith who stated that “doesn’t enforce rules on her daughter Willow.” I was like whaaat, so I kept reading. Apparently Jada negotiates with Willow rather than making her abide by rules. Jada’s reasoning is that she would like to “guide her children through life than impose strict rules upon them.”

She continued telling Style magazine that “we don’t have rules. We come up with agreements. Kids are little people, and we’re in life to guide them.”

Things that make you go hmmmmm.

And apparently when situations come up, she has the kids punish themselves.

I have never heard of this craziness parenting style before and thought about it last night. I have rules in my house that my daughter needs to abide by like:

-No shoes around the house
-No shoes on the couch
-No food in your room
-Clean up your toys when you’re doing playing with them

Then I got to thinking could I remove these rules and replace them with negotiations. With a 5 year old this doesn’t seem to be the ideal parenting style…for me. I really don’t like when people like to tell me I spoil my daughter or that I’m too soft with her. This is my parenting style that works for me and my family. Other people may not think it’s correct, but it works for us. And no family is perfect!

And my daughter would probably punish herself by eating ice cream, lol.

What’s your parenting style? Have you been put on the spot because of it?
What do you think of Jada’s “no rules” parenting style?

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