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Casey Johnson Casey Johnson
April 24th, 2013 4:07pm EDT

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Will Smith has revealed he does not punish his children for wrongdoing, instead allowing them to be responsible for their actions.

Smith is the father of three: Trey from his previous marriage to Sheree Zampino, and Jaden and Willow, from his current marriage with Jada Pinkett Smith.

Now that his two younger children have entered show business, Will says that he doesn't punish them, calling it "negative." He tells Metro, "We don't do punishment. The way that we deal with our kids is, they are responsible for their lives. Our concept is, as young as possible, give them as much control over their lives as possible and the concept of punishment, our experience has been - it has a little too much of a negative quality. 

"So when they do things - and you know, Jaden, he's done things - you can do anything you want as long as you can explain to me why that was the right thing to do for your life." 

Son Jaden said, "It works pretty well," adding, "Other teenagers go to parties and sometimes I be like, 'Why am I here right now?' And most of the time, I just leave right then and there. Some things I don't like to do, that other teenagers do. Everyone thinks that since you make movies, you go to parties, and I like to party, but not normal teenage parties."

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