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
Will Smith was brought up by a military father who expected him to be seen and not heard.
Will Smith, left, and his son Jaden Smith arrive a news conference to promote their movie “After Earth” in Tokyo May 2, 2013. (Reuters)
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.
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Air India pilot reportedly left attendants to fly plane while he took a nap
Published May 05, 2013
An Air India pilot has been suspended after reportedly leaving the cockpit during a flight to take a nap in business class, leaving two female cabin attendants to man the controls.
Jan. 30, 2013: An Air India passenger plane takes off from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, India. (Reuters)
The incident happened 33,000 feet in the sky on a 160-passenger flight from Bangkok to Delhi in April, The Telegraph reports.
A complaint said the plane’s co-pilot asked one of the plane’s attendants to take his seat while he disappeared for a bathroom break. Shortly thereafter, the pilot asked another attendant to do the same so he could catch up on his sleep.
Both pilots returned to the cockpit 40 minutes later after one of the attendants accidentally knocked off the plane’s auto-pilot switch, The Telegraph reports.
Air India investigated the reported incident and suspended the pilot and both attendants, but said Friday that passenger safety was never compromised.
The airline said in a statement that both pilots never left the cockpit. However, it confirmed that the auto-pilot switch was turned off, and said the two cabin attendants spent too much time in the front of the plane.
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