Let Your Kid Emancipate and Live on Their Own at 15?

Call me old fashioned, but why on Earth would any parent allow their 14 year old kid to be emancipated and live on their own when they turn 15?  I am the proud father of a 29 year old and a soon to be 26 year old.  When they were 15 they had no business being on their own.  Those years are the very important for parents to support and teach their children as they become young adults.  To help them finish school, to make life plans, to teach them adult responsibility and give them support.  Left on their own at 15, the chance of becoming the next Lindsay Lohan or Amy Winehouse meltdown is very high.

Will Smith talks about his and Jada Pinkett’s open parenting style and he seems to support his son Jaden’s wish.  Is it just me, or is this crazy?  Here is the story:

Will Smith reveals his 14-year-old son Jaden wants to be emancipated

Published May 14, 2013

The Sun

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    Will Smith, left, and his son Jaden Smith arrive a news conference to promote their movie “After Earth” in Tokyo May 2, 2013. (Reuters)

Will Smith was brought up by a military father who expected him to be seen and not heard.

But the upbringing that he and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are giving their own children Jaden and Willow could hardly be more different.

They don’t punish them, instead letting them make their own decisions. And actor son Jaden has decided that for his 15th birthday in July he would like the gift of FREEDOM from his parents — and to be able to live in a home of his own.

Will, 44, revealed to The Sun: “He says, ‘Dad, I want to be emancipated.’ I know if we do this, he can be an emancipated minor, because he really wants to have his own place, like ooh.

“That’s the backlash. On the other side, if kids just want to have command of their lives, I understand.”

He and Jaden are about to be seen together in their second film, sci-fi tale After Earth.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/05/14/will-smith-reveals-his-14-year-old-son-jaden-wants-to-be-emancipated/?intcmp=trending#ixzz2TJSAbNgl

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One response to “Let Your Kid Emancipate and Live on Their Own at 15?

  1. Reblogged this on Wyndy Dee and commented:
    Uh….no! Not even! I have a 24, 20 and 16-yr-old. I don’t think so. They are not mature enough to make the right decisions not based on their hormones.


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