Willow Smith, 11, appears to have pierced her tongue! These new pictures have surfaced on Twitter, and have many people scratching their head (including me).
What’s an 11-year-old girl doing piercing her tongue? What parent’s would LET their child pierce their tongue at 11!? Scientologists, that’s who.
Scientologists famously believe that you need to not tell your child what to do, but be their FRIEND. Let them make their own decisions, but help guide them.
Here’s some information I found on a Scientology website.
Today’s children will become tomorrow’s civilization. Try to be the child’s friend. It is certainly true that a child needs friends. Try to find out what a child’s problem really is and without crushing their own solutions, try to help solve them. A child factually does not do well without love. (Source)
Jada recently sat down and talked about parenting and marriage, and how she’s raising her daughter:
“We are told that we can’t have ownership of ourselves until we’re 18. And then we’re pushed out into the world at 18 to figure out how to use that ownership versus helping our daughters understand how to have that ownership while they’re still in the house. So by the time they’re 18, they’ve got it. It’s also about knowing how to set up boundaries. I always tell Willow, as you get older you get more access to more freedom because you’re more knowledgeable.”
What makes Jada feel like a good mom? “I have to wait for my kids to get older for them to identify if I’ve been a good mother or not! I think I have a great relationship with my kids. I’m very honest with them. I tell them when something is my fault. We’re not perfect. There’s no manual, we’re learning as we go. So I’m busting the myth of saying ‘I’m your mother and I know everything.’ No, I’m your mother and you’re my child and we’re going to create a relationship where we can be partners on sharing a life together.”
I know if it were me, and my 11-year-old came home with a tongue piercing, I would go crazy. I’d rip it out and ground her for life.
What would you do?
Here are some new pictures of Jada, Will and Willow at a ‘Madagascar 3’ premiere!
Source, Photos: Fame/Flynet
Posted Monday, June 25th, 2012 at 8:08am
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