By Sandra Rose  | 

Finally, someone with some common sense (other than myself) has commented on the Smith children and their immature, fame whore parents who force them onto the public.

Noted author Terry McMillian wrote a series of tweets about the "arrogant" Smith children on her Twitter page today.

There is nothing cute about a 10-year-old baby saying she doesn't care about school and doesn't know her times tables. Willow Smith may not need to know her times tables to count her daddy Will Smith's millions, but your kids do need to know how to count. And Willow Smith is the kid that your children are looking up to.

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  • His_Mommy623

    oh gawd :coffee:

  • KK76

    Passing judgement comes so easily.

    Oh so now she has common sense? :coffee:

    Let Wil & Jada worry about the 4th grade.

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    how exactly would your kids know them to look up to them if they wasnt in the lime light?

  • KK76

    BTW, whatever happened to the OMG crew?

  • luvly1957

    It figures you would agree wit Terry Mc two bitter azz women who don't no how to raise kids, wat if they want to be in da public eye and they are talented should they wait till they graduate then start their careers or cash in now while they have roles available. I agree wit them needing to be learning but mose child stars have tutors accompany them and she did not say she does not know her times table she said she was learning them now and it was HARD!!!

  • His_Mommy623

    its a sad day when u can't do "better" to give your children opportunities in this life because of :hater: s

    Those kids have parents who have paid dues...maybe they are arrogant.

    I know some hoodboogers who are extra-proud of their parents because they don't do the latter of skreet drugs :shrug: or Tasheikanubians mom sucks a mean dyck and she's sharing that info with her daughter so the daughter is skilled now & telling er'one that her moms the shat!...

    I mean srsly....get off the Smiths kids nutz..

  • ELove

    I CAN'T really speak towards Willow because I don't EVEN know enough about her... NOTHING she does interest ME (AND IT Shouldn't...)

    BUT I do understand Jaden's Arrogance PRESENCE because that Karate Kid movie made HIS FATHER over $350 million dollars (On JUST Box-Office money...) and his Presence in the MOVIE where he played Will's Son gave Will MAJOR Acting Credentials (Will's still isn't a great Actor to Me...)

    So I CAN'T REALLY Blame Jaden for HIS Perceived Superiority Complex because he's been a DIRECT RESULT of around a BILLION Dollars to Will's ALREADY Staggering BOX-OFFICE Revenue (Real...)

  • xcal86

    Nice to know the Smith kids share a common trait of arrogance and entitlement with Justin Bieber. *snicker*

    On the other hand, Terry McMillan shares her opinion about *everything* on her twitter whether wanted or not. The best tweets are from her haters retweeted with grammar corrected. LOLz! ;)

    As for math skills, I hear asian toddlers are developing software apps and incorporating offshore companies. Does that count for passing 4th grade?? Just askin. :D

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    :claps:
    You ain't lyin Ms. McMillan. We all know Jada's ol tired overrated wich she had a career azz is behind all of this anyway. :shrugs:

  • Silhouette

    Terry needs to stick to writing fiction. I don't want to hear her perception of anybody! Hell, she couldn't tell that dude she married was gay when the rest of the world could see it hundreds of miles away! Terry please have a \_ <------ seat! :coffee:

  • http://twitter.com/jaysreallife Jay Bee

    lets pray that when the children nare at the age to make their own decisions and start independence, they are minds and bodies are not conformed to "out of control"

  • Sexylenalove

    Terry McMillan..........COMMON SENSE???? Isn't she the woman who married the gay guy (who was young enough to be her son) that took a big chunk of her cash??? Who is she to pass judgement?

    How can you pass judgement on a kid that you don't know????

    The Smith children act like child stars BECAUSE THEY ARE!!!

    My daughter likes Willow (she doesn't look up to her)because she likes her song, not for her mathematic skills.

  • Destinee

    What? You I think this world would be so much better if we just showed love. That was Christ last commission to the people. Loving people is really hard for some people. People with glass houses should NEVER throw stones.

  • His_Mommy623

    U tell em E! :clap:

    Those kids aren't like regular kids.. I'm sure if I woke up er'morning all financially secure n whatnot and stuntin on mufuggas without trying, I'd pop my collar a CPL times a day! hmph

    I mean, their parents only worked all hard n shat 2 make sure they were str8..

  • ImSuchaLady

    Say it again Silhouette!! How can you judge anybody's kids based on your perception of them and you couldn't perceive that your husband would rather be with your brother than you.

  • http://twitter.com/SayItaIntSoJoe8 Atypical

    This coming from a lady who married an obviously gay man. I guess common sense isn’t always common…. :coffee:

  • lovezoe

    Is this the same chick who claimed she didn't know Winston was getting his back blown out by men. Excuse me if I don't look for advice on ANYTHING.

  • Ms.Fashion

    Please everyone don't mistake the truth for hate. I have learned to see things with an unbiased view. I think what Sandra and Terry are saying overall is let's make sure the children are more intellectual above anything. I firmly believe children should remain children as long as their children. I don't know them but the image they portray is not pleasing.

    Lets remember, " You shall know them by their fruits". That is not judging someone when you comment on their actions they display openly.

    If I was a parent of a child who came to me and wanted to be a rock star, I would definitley tell them to rock yor math out first!! Go whip that book back and forth!!! Then we will talk about it. It is more to life than fame and money. I am into building morals and character. You can't buy that!!

    This family is very well off and can afford the best education along with everything else. They are not excused. She should be well rounded.

    Note: Having money does not mean you are morally correct or of a good character. A lot of people are fooled by this.

  • prynsexxx

    Silhouette says:

    Terry please have a \_ <—— seat!
    _________________________________

    Make that a L <--- straight back chair, folks can't recline around these parts. Isn't that what the post is about. Parent's lacking in raising their children.

    Willow doesn't know her times tables? I know a lot of kids that have went to school for 12 years and STILL don't know their times table. However, don't let Willow get on public televison and somebody asks her whats 4x4 and she replies back 44.....THEN we have a problem.

  • West Coast Chick

    I have to agree- Why is education of the non- importance in this family? Something strange.. Normally, parents strive hard so that their kids DON'T have to work so hard.. like poor willow.. I mean, if the opportunity permits, then maybe sometimes she should do her rock star thing- but not when it overrides school- poor willow will end up like Michael Jackson, GOD forbid- but 2 things: She should rcv the BEST education money has to offer, because he parents are filty rich and she should attend school around kids her own age to develop normal social skills.It is kind of sad to see Willow working so hard and neglecting school- but I do like that song whip my hair :lol: and hell- she aint my kid -LOL

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    Hell my friends child is arrogant and that f'er ain't in nobody's lime light! And when did she ever say she doesn't care about school? I missed that...but at that age some kids don't like going to school but they do because they have to.

    How many time did you fake being sick as a child because you were tired of going to school?

  • West Coast Chick

    I think its probably more sad because they are Black. And black people have been denied adequate education for centuries, and to see these Rich Black folks just say F-you to education is gut wrenching. Especially when you see yt folks like Donald Trump bragging about how his adolescent son speaks 5 different languages... but @ the end of the day.. its Jada and Will's decision- apparently, not everybody takes pride in having smart
    educated children

  • http://www.ashland86.com TheRealAshland

    Didn't she marry a homosexual man? She should worry about her own bedroom instead of someone else household.

  • prynsexxx

    West Coast Chick says:

    ...apparently,not everybody takes pride in having smart
    educated children
    _____________________________________

    Shiiiiiiid I do!

  • West Coast Chick

    jada is probably more excited about Willow's sense of style and interests in weaves.. just the thought of her little willow reciting one of rihanna's songs probably makes her heart flutter.

  • KrayZKat

    @Ms. Fashion #18 & West Coast #20 - :clap:

  • West Coast Chick

    TheRealAshland says:

    Didn’t she marry a homosexual man? She should worry about her own bedroom instead of someone else household.

    _________________________________________________

    Not just any DL dude either.. Stevie Wonder could've seen that man was gay

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    i dont think education is non important in the family but education is usually used as a tool to further whatever plans you have in life. they are in a position that very few of us have and in reality a formal education is not all that important. i mean when was the last time you really had to put your knowledge of an isosceles or scalene triangle to use if you even remember what they are? why learn about the great wall of china in text books when you really are in china at the great wall learning about it. education is not always the result of knowledge directly from books. their obviously has to be kid actors and entertainers why cant it be successful black children since not many of us have that opportunity. Willow could very well put out this album and decide you know i did it and im over it i rather fall back and do something else. and as long as her parents supportive then we should be also.

  • Silhouette

    I don't know one parent that doesn't take pride in their childs academic excellence. I do know not every person is meant to be a rocket scientist and it is important to recognize your childs strengths and allow them to persue avenues that they can and will succeed in.

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    Common sense and Terry McMillian shouldn't be in the same vincinty!!!

    Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and Helen Keller could tell Jonathan was at the very least suspect and she couldn't!!!

    I don't usually do this but she get a............ #BishPlease

  • EJLOVE

    How can THIS bish, ignorant to that fact that she married a QUEEN, gon have INSIGHT into anyone else's life? Hell naw we ain't forgot...bitter azz harpee...

  • KDub

    Did Terry McMillian tweet anything about the support group she started? Name of the group ill...."Cougar arse old women who marry gay arse younger men"

    I hear Star Jones is the ONLIEST member of the group....

    STFU TERRY. GO WRITE A BOOK MA'AM....

  • West Coast Chick

    eastpointvet says:

    they are in a position that very few of us have and in reality a formal education is not all that important.
    _______________________________________________

    :blink: wow

  • Ms. LoveMe

    Terry Mcmillan GO HAVE A SEAT! You married a GAY MAN and didn't know :homoswitch: or didn't care to know! Now u wanna talk about somebody kids?! KNOCK IT THE F*%K OFF

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    eastpointvet says:

    i dont think education is non important in the family but education is usually used as a tool to further whatever plans you have in life. they are in a position that very few of us have and in reality a formal education is not all that important. i mean when was the last time you really had to put your knowledge of an isosceles or scalene triangle to use if you even remember what they are? why learn about the great wall of china in text books when you really are in china at the great wall learning about it. education is not always the result of knowledge directly from books. their obviously has to be kid actors and entertainers why cant it be successful black children since not many of us have that opportunity. Willow could very well put out this album and decide you know i did it and im over it i rather fall back and do

    :cosign: ...except for the education is not all that important part. Education is always important but I know that not all children learn the same way. So like you said, while some may learn it from a book they may learn from actually experiencing it.

  • Kat

    Uh oh! I can't wait to hear Jada's response to this! :popcorn:

  • West Coast Chick

    Silhouette says:

    I do know not every person is meant to be a rocket scientist and it is important to recognize your childs strengths and allow them to persue avenues that they can and will succeed in.

    _______________________________________________

    I 100% agree :claps:

    I chuckled when I read your comment.. my daughter used to use big words as a small kid, I was so proud when she'd use them in front of my company- LOL- I'd almost cry

  • ELove

    @K-Dub
    Star Jones was BIGGER than a Baby Hippo... So she was probably EXTREMELY DESPERATE for ANY KIND of DYCK but WHAT exactly was driving Dense-AZZ Terry to PARADE & MARRY This PAINFULLY OBVIOUS GAY Dude :shrug:

  • candibfly

    *doesn't even bother to read the article* :coffee:

    what y'all talkin bout?

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    @Eastpoint....COSIGN 100%

    These children do not have to be in a classroom to learn. We as educators always preach kids should be taught at home first. Prehaps they have tutors.

    People acting like they the first ever child stars...

    Well I think people that moderate blogs about celebrities are jealous bitter people and people who write novels about thier failed loved life are stupid and self indulged.......i may be wrong but who cares

  • chocolate divalicious

    This story is just downright stupid. We as parents are suppose to support are children's dreams arent we? They outwardly support his son Trey when he is playing football so why wouldn't they with Willow and Jaden. It seems like alot of people are hating but what is the real reason? Keep it in the family is my MOTTO. If this is the worst thing that can say about the SMITHS, they wil be more than OK.

  • Anna

    eastpointvet says:

    i dont think education is non important in the family but education is usually used as a tool to further whatever plans you have in life. they are in a position that very few of us have and in reality a formal education is not all that important. i mean when was the last time you really had to put your knowledge of an isosceles or scalene triangle to use if you even remember what they are? why learn about the great wall of china in text books when you really are in china at the great wall learning about it. education is not always the result of knowledge directly from books. their obviously has to be kid actors and entertainers why cant it be successful black children since not many of us have that opportunity. Willow could very well put out this album and decide you know i did it and im over it i rather fall back and do something else. and as long as her parents supportive then we should be also.

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    I like what you said. Soon she may get bored but until then let them collect their own check(s) for mom and dad to invest for future use. Will and Jada opened a school, I doubt education is not of importance to them and for their children. Willow and Jaden as you mentioned get to see things first hand. I'm not a fan of bratty kids but Willow and Jaden don't belong to me so it doesn't matter.

  • West Coast Chick

    I like Willow- there is something about that girl that tugs at my heart though- she seems so sweet. I saw an interview she did- I think on Ellen, she said her neck was really sore from the whip it video- I just felt so sad when she said that.. I know she's making money and all- but I guess its the mother in me that wants her to be normal and not to have neck injuries and shyt- lol

  • PAHairston

    Hello All. @Destinee, I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how you express yourself. Chile, you gots plenty of common sense. LOVE IS WHAT WE NEED and plenty of it. Recently, my brother was staying with my husband and me while my sister was regrouping from breast cancer. He was with us for almost a yr and let me tell you all, it was a chore handling these 2 men in a small house who 'thank they know er thang.' On several occassions, my husband would get jealous. I tried to tell him that there is no shortage of love as far as I'm concerned and that I have enough to go around plus some. That said, I always encourage younguns to go for their passion in life, whatever it is, as long as its legal. (Hmmmm, do young girls have passions to be strippers and video vixens?) If they find their passion in life at an early age, most likely they'll become very successful, whatever they do. (Black folks are so full of themselves.)

  • http://www.twitter.com/kabyeyou KABYEYOU

    I will say this I have a 6 year old little girl and she has transitioned from hannah montana (sp) and jusitin beiber to willow, jayden and the black princess from princess and the frog. doing her room over again isnt cheap but i cant say I'm not happy... with all that said i appreciate the smith kids for showing my daughter its cool to be black

  • http://facebook.com/b3autiful17 Beautifuleve17

    :rolleyes:

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    West Coast Chick says:

    eastpointvet says:

    they are in a position that very few of us have and in reality a formal education is not all that important.
    _______________________________________________

    wow

    ______________________

    think by "formal education" he means traditional....classroom, studetns, teacher, lunch room.

    Education can be taught at home. There are plenty of children who get home schooled.

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    Maybe it's just me, but all I've ever seen of the Smith children are well behaved, very grounded kids who are acting. Just like every other child actor, or actress.

    If you think these kids are being pimped, then PLEASE don't think that the children on Sesame Street aren't being "pimped" too. That's as much about getting paid and getting their kids on TV as it is ANYTHING else. Don't let the fact that it's a LEARNING show fool you, Sandra. If they had gotten a job as a character on a show called Cicely Street about a prostitutin' single mother, those same kids would have auditioned.

    What about Tiny's daughter in the Oh My Damn group? You've never mentioned THAT and she definitely seems to be a bit "grown" to me.

    Besides, Terry McMillan should know arrogant, since she's notorious for her stank a$$, I'm better than you attitude, so maybe she's on to something.

    Although I can't help but wonder - if Terry Mac could look through pictures and video of people and see through their souls... why wasn't she able to see that her husband was a queen in 3-dimension?

  • West Coast Chick

    @ chocolate divalicious

    I don't think its an issue of supporting the kids and their endeavors, I think it more about diming the light on education- My concern lies with the fact that this is proverbial among Black families.. I bet Justin Bieber attends school and is being prep for college.. its just a fact that we carried from slavery

    But @ the end of the day.. its their kids and their decision.. our opinions don't or at least shouldn't have any barrier on the Smith's child rearing

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    Although I can’t help but wonder – if Terry Mac could look through pictures and video of people and see through their souls… why wasn’t she able to see that her husband was a queen in 3-dimension?

    *****************************

    GOT DAMMIT TO HELL @a queen in 3-D......bwhahahahhahhahahahha

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    i didn't say education wasn't important i said a formal education is not important. most people who go on to be wildly successful dont have degrees if they in fact finished school. but you go to school run up a Sallie Mae tab to go work for someone who didn't finish high school. so if you in the position to let your children live out their dreams then so be it. especially when you been through it yourself and dont have to trust your children's career to other people.

  • chocolate divalicious

    @Carrington----YOU GO BOY (IN MY MARTIN VOICE)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IkBBTOhfCQ YSoSerious

    I couldn't give a half a fluck what Terry McMillian has to say about anyone else's personal judgment. :rolleyes:

    As for the Smith children, I don't think Will and Jada are our generations Joe and Katherine. I suppose some might consider not valuing education a form a of child abuse though...

    I don't see anything wrong with making kids earn their keep. If it wasn't for child labor laws, mine would be getting drop of at their after school jobs right now. :coffee:

  • heydoll

    Those children are living out their dream (from what we see), however every child needs balance..I've heard the story so many time before..."I regret never had a childhood"...if the rumors of willow not being able to read are true, not only is she not being educated properly. I wonder are they even around children their age?

  • candibfly

    seems like the major objective (for most) to going to school is getting a job and making money, well they are doing that now.

    it's nice to say i value education, but realistically its used as a means to an end. u can learn w/o going to school.

  • chocolate divalicious

    @West Coast Chick

    How do we know Justin Beiber takes classes? Everytime I see his little ass on t.v. he is either onstage performing or on vacation. But that is none of my business that is his PARENTS job to look after. Lets be serious the main reason why the spotlight is on them is because their black. What is the difference when you see the Gerber commercials or any other commercial with babies on it? Why is no one acting a fool then? U better believe with child labor laws Will and Jada are not playing. Now who the hell we need to REPORT is the those damn pagent parents

  • Ms.Fashion

    But how you open a school and she doesn't know math? What is the curriculum? Watching Kim K and her sisters.

    She can probably go to China and learn but she is probably attending a fashion show there. She is not concerned about their history or people.

    Having money does not excuse not having good common sense.

    You need education as a the foundation to help you do whatever you decide to do. Whether its English, Math, or whatever.

    Millionaires build millionaires. They got theirs through entertainment so that is what they pass along to their kids.

    Donald Trump is from a different world. He knows he wants his kids to be able to deal globally. He knows the advantage his son will have knowing 5 different languages. He is thinking further than most.

    She comes off as if she liked doing karaoke and decided she wanted to sing. Jada probably living her dreams through her because her band Wicked Wisdom was just that, Wickedly terrible. LOL, I kidd.

    See, Willow can afford to fail. She has a trust fund. She don't ever have to work.

    Our story is different. Our kids have to be educated and make connections to keep up. So I am not going to tell my son to go and pursue a lifestyle and half ass on education? No, do both.

    I am building so my son can have but that doesn't mean he should throw education to the wayside because his mother is well off.

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    They really gonna hate when the Annie remake comes to fruition that Will and Jay Z are pitching and Willow plays annie instead of a lil Caucasian girl.

  • candibfly

    going to school getting a good job just so i can pay back sallie mae :mad:

  • iciaantica

    Why does someone have to be labeled a hater for giving their honest opinion??? I agree with Terry. Jaden does come off arrogant. Most celebs try to keep their children out of the limelight...but not these two. It makes me question their motives and intentions.

  • Phrozen1der

    Wonders what the view looks like from her glass house.. :think:

  • Genia

    Maybe Ms. I Married-a-flaming-as-GAY McMillan, should focus on getting her gay-dar repaired. Because the next time her "GROOVE" runs a muck..I'm afraid of what life form she'll bring home this time.

    I dare she speaks out on someone's kids!and how a parent chooses to assist and ensure success!!! !! GTFOH!!!

    Why shouldn't Jada and Will make an investment (emotionally, financially or otherwise) into their children's dreams and hopes. Aren't we (regular folks) doing the same thing when we enroll our children into schools outside our neigborhoods in search of our consideration of the best schools, or sign them up for dance or sports...aren't we making that investment into their life, in the hopes they wont have to be bogged down with the typical 9 to 5 dredging work week.

    Terry needs to put her ABW syndrome (angry black woman) to bed!!!!

    Maybe she should stop taking baths with her GAY EXHUSBAND!!! and focus on her own son, who had to witness her I MARRIED A GAY MAN FLUCK-UP!

  • candibfly

    because someone comes off arrogant doesn't mean they are. i guess perhaps if u had ever met them or spent time with them and then said they were arrogant i would listen more carefully to your opinion of said person. otherwise ur just speculating like the rest of us.

  • Dawn

    Climbs on top of soap box...

    As a parent who raises her child hands on I agree with the intent of this post w/o focus on the social status of the child... Education is very important. While it is equally important to support your child's dreams and inspirations an education is the one thing people can't take away from you. There are so few cases of child stars who have grown up to be successful and educated. The young people of today have terrible role models primarily because they lack the most important foundations such as parents who care enough to encourage their children to get and education first then money will come. The gears have focused from using our brains to using our bodies.

    We are so focused on the citizenship of the President but most kids today couldn't tell you if Hawaii is a state or country...

    I'm doing my part to keep my child focused and grounded I only pray that there are other parents who are doing the same.

    I remember when kids were taught they could be President,Doctors, Mayors etc now it's you can be a video "model" or a Barbie.

    As a human race we can do better...

  • Phrozen1der

    @Genia You said that! :claps:

  • Luvmybabygirl samarra

    :dead:

    @ MS.LoveMe.

  • Phrozen1der

    Wonders how much personal opinions are going for on Wall Street each share, since everyone has one... :think:

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    My dad was a businessman when I was coming up and I wanted nothing more than to be like him. He owned ice cream shops, restaurants and night clubs - I started working for him when I was 13 and didn't stop until I was 19 when I QUIT because I didn't want to work for him for the rest of my life.

    Of course, I could have stayed home and caked it up for the rest of my life, but I didn't want to. I would have had the same things all of my friends who went to college had, except I would have had it sooner.

    It's only natural for children to want to do, or become what they see their parents doing, particularly if the $hit is lucrative, which, at the end of the day is what it's all about.

    If Donald Trump had a tutor for HIS 9 year old because the family was constantly on the road and he put him in an office and made him file several days per week, we would be looking at the WHITE man as though he's "grooming" his son to become a millionaire... but we look at Willow Smith being groomed to become a millionaire, and she's being pimped?

    GTFOH

  • Genia

    iciaantica says:

    Why does someone have to be labeled a hater for giving their honest opinion??? I agree with Terry. Jaden does come off arrogant. Most celebs try to keep their children out of the limelight…but not these two. It makes me question their motives and intention
    _________________________________________________________________
    Their motives and intentions!!!!????!!!!!!!?????. What do you prefer...for them to pop up on a reality show years from now hanging on the coat-tails of their parents and recovering from their drug habits? What do you think THEIR PARENTAL MOTIVES and Intentions are? should be? It's not money?

  • ELove

    THIS is JUST My OPINION ...

    Child STARS aren't Needed or Required or Necessary... OUR Community needs to adjust/evolve to a HIGHER STANDARD of THINKING instead of Justifying following in YTs Footsteps ALL THE DAMN TIME

    There are ACTUALLY some degrees out here that UTILIZES the things that were taught in college within their PROFESSIONAL Jobs/Careers and You MUST HAVE Those Degrees to even obtain those positions

    And SUCCESS is LIKE Beauty... It's in the EYE of the BEHOLDER !!!

  • iciaantica

    @Dawn I agree!

  • Phrozen1der

    Wonders how many of these people would be singing the same tune, IF their child was Willow or Jaden, or if they were Will and Jada.. :think:

  • Genia

    Dawn says:

    Climbs on top of soap box…

    As a parent who raises her child hands on I agree with the intent of this post w/o focus on the social status of the child… Education is very important. While it is equally important to support your child’s dreams and inspirations an education is the one thing people can’t take away from you. There are so few cases of child stars who have grown up to be successful and educated. The young people of today have terrible role models primarily because they lack the most important foundations such as parents who care enough to encourage their children to get and education first then money will come. The gears have focused from using our brains to using our bodies.

    We are so focused on the citizenship of the President but most kids today couldn’t tell you if Hawaii is a state or country…

    I’m doing my part to keep my child focused and grounded I only pray that there are other parents who are doing the same.

    I remember when kids were taught they could be President,Doctors, Mayors etc now it’s you can be a video “model” or a Barbie.

    As a human race we can do better…
    __________________________________________________________________
    WHO says that EDUCATION is not a focus in that house...unlike the typical working glass family...the SMith family doesn't have to worry about where the money to pay for education is going to come from...so just because they don't talk about it doesn't mean they aren't about it.....

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    candibfly says:

    because someone comes off arrogant doesn’t mean they are. i guess perhaps if u had ever met them or spent time with them and then said they were arrogant i would listen more carefully to your opinion of said person. otherwise ur just speculating like the rest of us.

    **************************************

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

    Most times it's a reflection of you and your insecurity when you look at someone and make a judgement...

    Hell most inner city youth I work with as a teacher "come off arrogant" and all they got is a pair of Jordans and a knock of Gucci back pack

  • Genia

    Carrington says:

    My dad was a businessman when I was coming up and I wanted nothing more than to be like him. He owned ice cream shops, restaurants and night clubs – I started working for him when I was 13 and didn’t stop until I was 19 when I QUIT because I didn’t want to work for him for the rest of my life.

    Of course, I could have stayed home and caked it up for the rest of my life, but I didn’t want to. I would have had the same things all of my friends who went to college had, except I would have had it sooner.

    It’s only natural for children to want to do, or become what they see their parents doing, particularly if the $hit is lucrative, which, at the end of the day is what it’s all about.

    If Donald Trump had a tutor for HIS 9 year old because the family was constantly on the road and he put him in an office and made him file several days per week, we would be looking at the WHITE man as though he’s “grooming” his son to become a millionaire… but we look at Willow Smith being groomed to become a millionaire, and she’s being pimped?

    GTFOH
    _________________________________________________________
    In my denzel face: MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY NINJA!!!

  • Anna

    West Coast Chick says:

    I like Willow- there is something about that girl that tugs at my heart though- she seems so sweet. I saw an interview she did- I think on Ellen, she said her neck was really sore from the whip it video- I just felt so sad when she said that.. I know she’s making money and all- but I guess its the mother in me that wants her to be normal and not to have neck injuries and shyt- lol

    ~~~~~~~~
    :rofl: Are you serious! :lol: She's a little girl that gets to play dress up 24/7. She gets paid to whip her hair back and forth, she has money for a chiropractor. LOL.

  • iciaantica

    @Genia I think that they're parents should be making sure that they're kids receive an education and grow up normally so they don't turn out like the drug addicted celebrity kids that cannot handle being outside of the limelight.

    It's not the money that the parents could want. Let's be honest Jada has never been that great of an actress or that famous. Most people always associate her with will. This may be a way for them to stay relevant. As someone mentioned above will isn't that great of an actor. You'll be surprised what people will do to stay in the news

  • Phrozen1der

    @Therapist1911 THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

    Most times it’s a reflection of you and your insecurity when you look at someone and make a judgement…

    Hell most inner city youth I work with as a teacher “come off arrogant” and all they got is a pair of Jordans and a knock of Gucci back pack
    __________________________________________________________________________

    :claps:

    Most children when they reach the pinnacle of their own success are slightly "cocky"... Look at the little boy who hit a home run in little league, the captain of the High School football/basketball teams.. The only difference is their parents are not famous, so their behavior isn't ridiculed. Look at Cam Newton who is arrogant as a mofo,but most of these folks are thinking about WHEN he gets to the league, and how they can get smashed...They applaud his "gift" because his folks are working class citizens and he got a break. #Hypocrites...

  • Genia

    therapist1911 says:
    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

    Most times it’s a reflection of you and your insecurity when you look at someone and make a judgement…

    Hell most inner city youth I work with as a teacher “come off arrogant” and all they got is a pair of Jordans and a knock of Gucci back pack
    __________________________________________________________________
    Some people are just afraid of the LIGHT!!! and want you to dim yours so that they can have a reason to not leave the dark!!!! GET OUT OF HERE!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    I'm gonna need some people to DEFINE the term EDUCATION.

    As someone stated previously, going to school and obtaining a degree is a means to an end for poor people...point blank period.

    Most of waht we used in at our jobs is common sense, experience and a little prayer.

    Hell Most of yall are clearly on SR Blog all day and u don't need a degree for that chit...

    Trust me money begets money....If I had millions dollars and wanted to open a school and run it as the prinicipal....best believe I COULD DO IT. If I wanted to start a fashion line as many have.....I COULD DO IT. IF I wanted to brand a perfume...guess what.....I COULD DO IT. All without stepping a foot on a college campus

  • Phrozen1der

    "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do" (Williamson,1992) . #Message :coffee: <---Dr.Pepper with a hint of get over yourselves...

  • free

    willow -> hot *ss mess....

  • candibfly

    i have multiple degrees, but i think i may be cynical. because u don't have degrees doesn't mean u can't be "successful" (and successful is whatever u want it to be), and certainly doesn't mean u don't value education. formal education is nice, but not always necessary. it really depends on what u want for ur life. if what u want requires a degree then get it. if u can get it w/o one then that's fine too.

    and i'm honestly asking bc i don't know, where is this they don't value education coming from? the fact that willow said she was behind in math and sometimes doesn't meet with her tutor? can someone point me to other instances of their devaluing education?

  • Dawn

    Genia says:

    You missed my disclaimer: I agree with the intent of this post w/o focus on the social status of the child…
    _________________

    Which means the important thing is children need education. I don't know what The Smith kids do or don't do. I only agree that kids need to focus on school and less on trying to be the next "it".

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    @Phroz.....thank u posting that. i usually post it when they talk bout Bey & Jay...

  • Phrozen1der

    @therapist No problem brodie...they need to read it, and adhere to it..

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    If they didn't value education why does she have a tutor?

    #RiddleMeThat

  • iciaantica

    @Therapist I'm a sophomore in college and I'm not going my degree as a means of just support. I grew up with a father and mother that were stable. They could have given me all the things I desired but they always made it a point that I seek knowledge in and outside school. Money can be taken away from you at any point of time, but no one can take a way what's inside of your head and you're degree will always be there!

  • Phrozen1der

    @Mamacita #POW :lol:

  • FABULOSALAKER

    what we talkn bout in here???

  • West Coast Chick

    It not even a big deal.. they want heir kids rich- people like Donald Trump wants his kids educated.. they are all gonna be rich at the end of the day.. different cultures want different things for their kids..

    there a lot of uneducated rich kids.. paris hilton, nicole richie, mantana fishbourne.. Willow and Jaden have options- LOL

    money without education isnt that much power.. you'd be just another rich nicca- hence Mayweather- kanye- LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • free

    you don't have to be smart when you can shake your *ss. i mean, hair...and live off your parents millions. white folks do it too.

    i'm down w/kimora. her kids go to school AND learn the family business. she makes sure she stresses discipline and respect (esp. with the middle child) but she also lets them have their lil personalities up to a certain point.

    everytime i look at willow, i wonder where her grandparents are. my grandparents would have stepped in on that mess.

  • iciaantica

    @Candid I agree you do not need a degree to be successful...Success can be defined in many ways

  • Genia

    Phrozen1der says:

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do” (Williamson,1992) .
    ____________________________________________________________________
    You betta do that shyt Phro!!!! I love M. Williamson..and just recently posted this same poem as my fb status!!!

    favorite line..Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?..... Actually,.....(PAUSE)... who are you not to be?

  • West Coast Chick

    Mamacita says:

    If they didn’t value education why does she have a tutor?

    #RiddleMeThat

    ________________________________

    to keep CPS at bay :coffee:

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1335451522 therapist1911

    iciaantica says:

    @Therapist I’m a sophomore in college and I’m not going my degree as a means of just support. I grew up with a father and mother that were stable. They could have given me all the things I desired but they always made it a point that I seek knowledge in and outside school. Money can be taken away from you at any point of time, but no one can take a way what’s inside of your head and you’re degree will always be there!

    *************************************
    Good luck with your endeavors!! However, I was proud when I obtain my degrees and I'm pursuing another one.

    No one can take the knowledge you acquire in the classroom or outside, however in today's society if no one offer you a job those degrees are nothing but dust collectors on the mantle.

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    So we can ASSume she's uneducated because she has problems with math?!?!?

    Everyone doesn't excel in mathematics. Y'all act like she said she's flunking out of school. I'm sure it's some people on this site who probably would look at her homework with a "dyck look" because they can't do it either.

    Hell I know people who choose majors JUST because they have to take the least amount of math as possible. Doesn't mean they're uneducated or didn't get an education.

    Come on y'all...

  • iciaantica

    @free I love the way Kimora handles her girls as well. They seem very grounded.

  • candibfly

    degree (since that's what it seems like folks are equating with education) = a means to an end

    IMO

  • Phrozen1der

    @Genia :yes:

  • ericaharry

    Let them raise they kids the way the wanna raise they kids..they ain't killing or hurting nobody that little girl making music and the other one making movies, but yet folks still find something to complain about

  • candibfly

    @mamacita i already asked to be pointed to more instances of them not valuing education :shrugs:

    i just like to know the facts is all before i start giving my opinion of folks' choices, decisions, actions

    it's easy to take on instance or one person's opinion and run with it. oh well.

  • Silhouette

    I have enjoyed eveyones comments but I have to go and check my son's homework then take him to boxing practice. :bye:

  • West Coast Chick

    free says:

    i’m down w/kimora. her kids go to school AND learn the family business. she makes sure she stresses discipline and respect (esp. with the middle child) but she also lets them have their lil personalities up to a certain point.

    ____________________________________________

    I 100% agree.. her parenting skills resemble normalcy more than any other celebrity mother, hats off to Kimora :claps:

  • Phrozen1der

    A degree is nothing but weighted paper, inside a leather folder without a driving force behind it... :shrugs: I know, because I have two and am working on my 3rd...

  • Genia

    Dawn says:

    Genia says:

    You missed my disclaimer: I agree with the intent of this post w/o focus on the social status of the child…
    _________________

    Which means the important thing is children need education. I don’t know what The Smith kids do or don’t do. I only agree that kids need to focus on school and less on trying to be the next “it”.
    ____________________________________________________________________
    Dawn, it is all relative. Someone mentioned donald trump encouraging education...WE'LL donald is a BUSINESS MAN!! so it would make since for his kids to follow in his foot steps....and to be taken seriously in their daddy's business they need those credentials behind that TRUMP name...... Will and Jada are performers...so it's relative....I don't see anyone asking what COLLEGE RUN's children attend? I agree with Therapist when asking DEFINE EDUCATION: these kids travel abroad as regular as you and I cross over county lines!!! At the end of the day...a college education is important to the common man, because we are taught that this is the common man's come up.....at the end of the day it still only guarantees you employment under someone elses authority. I can't guarantee my children I will hit LOTTO to support their desires...but I can guarantee them that an education will open a lot more doors in the world of COMMON MAN,

  • iciaantica

    @Therapist Good Luck on achieving your next degree. I agree with you a 100% but it's better to have your degree than nothing at all. A degree doesn't secure anything but it definitely opens more doors.

  • West Coast Chick

    Silhouette says:

    I have enjoyed eveyones comments but I have to go and check my son’s homework then take him to boxing practice.

    __________________________________________________

    :shocked: did YOU say homework???!!! :nono: he needs to be whipping his head back n forth..

    :lol:

  • candibfly

    ain't that the truth phrozen. my undergrad degree didn't seem to be worth a hill of beans (or at least it seemed) when i came out and began looking for jobs. i was like is this what i went in debt for?!

  • candibfly

    @genia :cosign:

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    Kimora has a reality show the last time I checked. When was it normal for children to have their every move recorded by an entire camera crew then aired on national television?

    So what Kimora does is ok but Will and Jada scorned :shrug:

    @Candi people took the fact that she said she has trouble with times tables and ran with it. Some of those same people may have had issues with them also. I don't get it.

    Everybody can't major in Geometry like Waka Flock!

  • Genia

    therapist1911 says:

    iciaantica says:

    @Therapist I’m a sophomore in college and I’m not going my degree as a means of just support. I grew up with a father and mother that were stable. They could have given me all the things I desired but they always made it a point that I seek knowledge in and outside school. Money can be taken away from you at any point of time, but no one can take a way what’s inside of your head and you’re degree will always be there!
    _________________________________________________________________
    A professor once said to me: A degree is nothing but a certificate that says you have the ability to learn and to retain information. That you have the brain capacity and the discipline to learn...therefore you will be a great employee

  • candibfly

    the same could be said for being wealthy and having status: opens doors

    either way, i'm sure those kids aren't dumb :shrugs:

  • ELove

    @Phrozen (Comment #81)
    NICE !!! Now I'll play SOME Devil's Advocate :lol:

    Does Humility, Compassion for Others Feelings and BEING Secure in ONESELF while Being TRUE to ONESELF fit into that REALM of Thinking ?!!? Would FIVE Lead Singers all singing at he SAME TIME make that Group a BETTER SINGING GROUP ?!!?

    One thing I've alwayz NOTICED throughout history is that THE ONE who routinely is Identified & Portrayed as the MAIN PERSON usually ISN'T (Real...)

    And for THE RECORD:
    People having OPINIONS regarding The Smith's is just THAT (Their Opinions...) NOTHING any of us post (PRO or CON "The Smiths") is going to make them SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY regarding HOW they rear THEIR CHILDREN (Meaning Jada's Biological Kids...)

    AND YES... I TRULY Believe that JADA is the Driving Force behind How THESE KIDS are being Reared to be Hollyweird STARS (That's MY Opinion) :yes:

  • West Coast Chick

    Phrozen1der says:

    A degree is nothing but weighted paper, inside a leather folder without a driving force behind it… I know, because I have two and am working on my 3rd…

    ____________________________________

    Phrozen- I respect your gangsta n all- but I wouldn't be sitting in this lovely chair provided by this gracious yt folks, e-chattin with ya'll if I didn't have mine, boo :lol: Annnnnd, I'd rather be caught dead with one than without one

    I aint lyin :coffee:

  • iciaantica

    I actually like where this post has gone. Great discussion...but I have to run and grab me something to eat. :-(

  • Ms.Fashion

    West Coast Chick says:

    Mamacita says:

    If they didn’t value education why does she have a tutor?

    #RiddleMeThat

    ________________________________

    to keep CPS at bay

    _____________________________

    Hilarious!!!! And may be true!!!!!!!!!! Tutor just giving out grades.

    You know some rich kids probably get smart with the teacher or tutor when they get anything below a "B".

    They probably say, " Woman I can pay you your salary right now!"
    "I wear your salary on my wrist!!!"

    LOL!!! I mean that is what the rappers are teaching arrogance. Can't wait for Reginae to grow up and see what she has to say!! Since her daddy thinks money is an excuse for having inadequaties!! You know, to look like a bug and think you are beautiful is just down right wrong and arrogant!!! LOL

  • candibfly

    that's just it tho, for what u want to do with ur life u need a degree. so u got one.

    for what they want to do (for now since they are still young) they don't need one. and i say don't bc they are obviously doing it even w/o a diploma.

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    the bottom line is the kids are given a better chance to further what they are interested in doing. if donald trump wants his kids to know 15 languanges so be it. thats the line of work he is in and he is grooming his kids towards his empire the same as his father did to him. that is not to say his kids will end up sucessful or in somebody alley doing drugs. experience is the best teacher and if you have the means to experience life there is no better classroom than the world if its at your finger tips. most people cant relate because they are taught to think inside a certain box. some people content working their little job for years upon years and never even growing within a company but they are perfectly happy because at the end of the day they are not motivated to strive for more or they are genuinely happy in doing what they do. if i was in a privileged situation i would much rather explore the world than sit in a class for years to earn a peace of paper that i would never use beyond the fact that i have it. sure there are a number of things you can strive to be that require further education but everybody cant be doctors or lawyers or even want to be. and the entertainment industry is not one of them.

  • candibfly

    honestly tho, if what i wanted to do didn't require a degree i probably wouldn't have gotten either one of mine. and that doesn't mean i don't value education bc i love reading and learning about different cultures. there are times while in undergrad and grad school where i thought "this school shyt is really overrated" we're only learning what folks want us to learn, from a carefully crafted syllabus.

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Phrozen1der says:

    A degree is nothing but weighted paper, inside a leather folder without a driving force behind it… I know, because I have two and am working on my 3rd…

    ____________________________________

    West Coast Chick says:

    Phrozen- I respect your gangsta n all- but I wouldn’t be sitting in this lovely chair provided by this gracious yt folks, e-chattin with ya’ll if I didn’t have mine, boo Annnnnd, I’d rather be caught dead with one than without one I aint lyin :coffee:
    _____________________

    :cosign:

    Having a college degree in something gives you a very real sense of security. :yes:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Candi #Agreed!

    @ELove Other people have feelings?? :shrugs: #Whodathunkit??? :lol:

    @WCC Same here, but it wasn't a given it was made with blood,sweat and tears my degree(s) guaranteed me NOTHING but some interviews... #JustSayin..

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    How many degrees does Bill Gates have? :coffee:

    I'll wait...

  • Phrozen1der

    @Mamacita says:

    How many degrees does Bill Gates have? :coffee:

    I’ll wait…
    _________________________________________________________________________

    #This! :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IkBBTOhfCQ YSoSerious

    For some reason some people don't like Will and/or Jada so anything they do will get shade.

    And some black folks just can't stand to see other black folks doing better than them. Now if they could afford to have their own children living like the Smiths...

    Just more crabs in a barrel.

  • ELove

    @Phrozen :rofl:

  • Phrozen1der

    I'm thankful for my educationa, it's blessed me beyond measures.Today I can say I've made my parents both very proud at what I've done for myself. However, school didn't put me here ALONE! It was that PLUS my tenacity, and indomitable courage people are foolish to think school alone = financial wealth. It gives you SOME freedoms but not all.... :coffee:

  • Ms.Fashion

    I want to take the time out and say I am sorry for misspelling the word "inadequacies!!!" in Post #117 LOLLLLLLLL

    I wanted to let you guys know that because of my education and learning how to spell is how I caught it!!!!!

    Yall know yall SR fans tear people up!!!

  • West Coast Chick

    Phrozen1der says:

    @WCC Same here, but it wasn’t a given it was made with blood,sweat and tears my degree(s) guaranteed me NOTHING but some interviews… #JustSayin..

    _________________________________________

    stay focused big daddy- you're gonna make it.. and trust me, you'd do better sitting there interviewing with multiple degrees, rather than just a high school diploma :shrug:

    Wait a minute... Phrozen got MULTIPLE degrees??!!! I knew it was something phuckable about you boy!... :kiss:

  • Phrozen1der

    @Elove :lol:

    @Yso Say that! I love the Smiths,and Oprah AND the Obama's #WhoMad?!

  • CFREE

    NO matter how hard i try, frankly my dear i just dont give a damn. This just goes back to minding somebody's business. I really don't have time to worry bout what other people chirren doin

    ANYWHO.... Goodaftanoon folks :waves:

  • Anna

    Mamacita says:

    How many degrees does Bill Gates have?

    I’ll wait…

    ~~~~~~~
    Thank You. Ppl w/common sense and ppl skills will always have a JOB.
    We were looking to hire a new employee, one persons resume' didn't catch my attention, the other guys did, I can only say that his past job experience must have been "A Professional Student". He had so many degrees, along w/being able to speak multi languages. PSA, be careful what you name your kids and don't put every degree you have on a resume' expecially if it has nothing to do w/the position. Yes, the guy w/all the degrees over qualified himself and I didn't want to have to keep my dictionary open 9-5. LOL.

  • West Coast Chick

    Mamacita says:

    How many degrees does Bill Gates have?

    I’ll wait…

    _____________________________

    not sure, but he graduated from Harvard :coffee:

  • Phrozen1der

    @WCC Thnx babes! :thumbsup: I'm doing just that, I know all about hardwork and dedication because THAT is how I got here AND through school.

  • ELove

    @CFREE :thumbsup:

    @YSoSerious
    Well... NOT ME Baby !!! The Smiths don't move MY Household in ANY Way, Form or Fashion... I LQQK at Jada's KIDS just like OTHERS KIDS I want nothing to do with (That's THEIR Problem... NOT MINE) :lol:

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    I don't know if I'd be quoting Terry. She has displayed publcly that she ain't wrapped too tight. In fact her making that statement on Twitter about those children when she is a celeb herself has to be against some kind of "celebs with class" rule.

  • Phrozen1der

    @WCC and #SCENE! :rofl:

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    @WCC He may have one NOW but that's AFTER her had already made BILLIONS of dollars :coffee:

    When he started Microsoft he was a college dropout.

    Wasn't Kanye a college dropout too?

  • West Coast Chick

    Phrozen1der says:

    @WCC Thnx babes! I’m doing just that, I know all about hardwork and dedication because THAT is how I got here AND through school.

    ________________________________________

    Its just sumthin about an educated Black man that makes my nipples erect :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IkBBTOhfCQ YSoSerious

    @ELove

    They don't move mine either. Nor does any celebrity or their offspring.

    If I'm not getting a cut, why should I give a fluck? :shrugs:

  • Ms.Fashion

    Have to get the degree in order to play in the game or get noticed for that matter.

  • candibfly

    what about an educated black woman? :D

  • candibfly

    Ms.Fashion says:

    Have to get the degree in order to play in the game or get noticed for that matter.

    ----------------------------

    that all depends on what u want to do. this isn't the case in every instance.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IkBBTOhfCQ YSoSerious

    Not having a degree doesn't mean you're not educated.

    And I know quite a few degreed folks that are as ignant as hail. Some on this very blog. :coffee:

  • Lady_L

    Atypical says:

    This coming from a lady who married an obviously gay man. I guess common sense isn’t always common….

    ----------------------------------------------------------
    :rofl:

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    bill gates was given an honorary diploma from harvard he didnt graduate from harvard. neither did paul allen, steve jobs, or mark zuckerberg. they are all billionaires who didnt graduated from college and who employ millions of people who did. so whos smarter the billionaire or the people who went to school to get a diploma to work at desk job to pay off their college debts? i have a diploma sure, but i also know in my field its what you know when it comes to computers and what i know about computers i learned on my own not what i learned in the classroom. if i had not received a free education i would have been content going to a trade school and getting in the work force probably 2 years before i was able 2.

  • Anna

    Mamacita says:

    @WCC He may have one NOW but that’s AFTER her had already made BILLIONS of dollars

    When he started Microsoft he was a college dropout.

    Wasn’t Kanye a college dropout too?

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Right, he got a "Honoray degree.
    Cryne is just one of those dudes that is too smart for his own good. I saw him on Kortney & Kim take NY and liked him(for the first time.

  • ELove

    @WCC
    And if HE'S Highly Intelligent Too... HE can make Your PUCCI Wet Also :coffee:

    @YSoSerious (Comment #144)
    I HAVE Alot of THOSE in My Family (MF-ing Real...) :rofl:

  • Phrozen1der

    @WCC :dead:

    @Candi :rofl:

  • Phrozen1der

    @ELove :rofl: ----> :wail: ----> :dead:

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    @Anna :rofl: Did you call the man Crynye?!?

    You a fool...

  • Anna

    eastpointvet says:

    bill gates was given an honorary diploma from harvard he didnt graduate from harvard.
    ~~~~~~
    LOL. I had the nerve to get mad that I got interupted and couldn't finish my thought. Sometimes you do have to work when you are at work.

  • Anna

    Mamacita says:

    @Anna Did you call the man Crynye?!?

    You a fool…

    ~~~~~~~
    It's always been my name for him. I always thought he was arrogant, strange, a brat, spoiled. Now that I saw him last night I will call him Kayne. Maybe in the future Sandra will give Chris back his "CAPS). LOL

  • Ms.Fashion

    Ms.Fashion says:

    Have to get the degree in order to play in the game or get noticed for that matter.

    —————————-

    that all depends on what u want to do. this isn’t the case in every instance.

    January 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    __________________________________

    Right. I am speaking of those who don't have trust funds or parents like Jada or Will.

    Bill Gates is not a typical story. He has a blessed mind. All of us not on that level.

    We can work hard and build to go on and do what we love. But the majority of us are not born into money have to take the route of getting a degree. That is our world. For most things, you need a degree to make a decent salary. Not all cases, but most.We need a degree to qualify for certain jobs and positions.

  • West Coast Chick

    ELove says:

    @WCC
    And if HE’S Highly Intelligent Too… HE can make Your PUCCI Wet Also

    __________________________________

    RIGHT! :lol:

  • candibfly

    most, not all, and it's also discretionary, some will take experience as an education substitution

    yes, so then i don't get the discussion if we are already saying that the smith's are different and us regular people have to get degrees to be "successful" :shrugs:

  • West Coast Chick

    Ms.Fashion says:

    Have to get the degree in order to play in the game or get noticed for that matter.

    _______________________________

    Once again, I 100% agree

    Girrrrrl, I'm so happy I went to college! Not only do I feel good about myself, but I can actually boss around these chicks ( my age) that only have high school diploma's :lol: Well, not really bossing around, but the bish does work FOR ME :lol: It also makes my daughter proud to mention my education background to her friends and teachers,, I know she'll attend college also.. education has a variety of perks!

    ya'll can preach that education don't matter shyt to yo kids... good luck with that :lol:
    with that :lol:

  • Phrozen1der

    @WCC :rofl: Education is def. the business! They should also know that WITH that degree comes sacrifice,hardwork and dedication..BEFORE..DURING..and AFTER the degree.

  • Ms.Fashion

    Ms.Fashion says:

    Have to get the degree in order to play in the game or get noticed for that matter.

    _______________________________

    Once again, I 100% agree

    Girrrrrl, I’m so happy I went to college! Not only do I feel good about myself, but I can actually boss around these chicks ( my age) that only have high school diploma’s Well, not really bossing around, but the bish does work FOR ME It also makes my daughter proud to mention my education background to her friends and teachers,, I know she’ll attend college also.. education has a variety of perks!

    ya’ll can preach that education don’t matter shyt to yo kids… good luck with that
    with that

    January 26, 2011 at 5:12 pm
    _________________________________________

    You are right, Good Luck w/ That. You basically put yourself in a certain salary range when you don't have one. The competition is getting steep with the unemployment rising. So how do they get through all thoae resumes. Oh yeah, you have to have at least a BA to qulaify!!

    For example, My mom friends work for Capital One. They have recently laid off 200 workers. There are mostly the workers wth no degrees. They kept the ones with their degrees. I know because my cousin works in the fraud department and she just finished her MBA. Isn't that something!!

    The ones with degrees have not been let go............yet!!!

  • MS.DREA

    Okay everyone, I think some of us are jumping the gun. She is like 9 or 10, at this point we are talking about basic math and language skills. Those are things that everyone should learn. Education should be important at this time in her life because these are the foundational years. If she doesn't get iy now how would she even make it to college. Im just saying.

  • AllNYC

    I'm not seeing where the Pinkett Smith children are arrogant.
    They are confident if maybe ever so slightly precocious. There is nothing wrong with a child being self-assured.
    The children have been home schooled for years so it's not like they haven't been exposed to education.

    And Terry aren't we all sad that you brought a gay man into your home,
    bed, and family and were shocked at the confession?
    Those children are stars because they have the ambition. Trey, the oldest, was given the opportunity to be in entertainment. He chose otherwise and the family seems ok with his decision.

    The word "pimp" implies that that Will and Jada are using these kids. For what? Fame, money. They already had that in spades. Maybe the Pinkett Smiths are like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Those guys made their money and their kids, grandkids have to make their own.

  • Beautiful Since 1982

    LMAO at all of these comments.

  • West Coast Chick

    It makes better sense to be prepare your children for the real world, then to expect them to turn out like Bill Gates- I mean, that's "child rearing suicide"- IMO- I definitely don't want to be taking care of my children in their 40's. I want them to be able to buy a house, care for a family and not have to accept minimum wage.. just because the next candidate has more education than they do- Kanye, Bill Gates should not be a child's example of success. ANNND further more, a child should know that meaning of hard work, discipline, things that will make them a better person to society. I'd much rather be smart and middle class than filthy rich and dumb as rocks- my mind means more to me than my pocket- REAL TALK

  • miamore1973

    I wouldn't want this for my children at all. I would prefer for them to grow and set their own accomplishments privately. Gain acceptance for themselves through themselves before they grew accustomed to acceptance from everyone else.

    Does that make sense??

    I understand these kids growing up in this family things may be different. But I think I'd rather take the approach that was taken with Will's older son.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    I concur with Terry Terry McMillian.

    Let's be real. The Smith kids are only where they are becasue of their parents' status in the industry.

    Perhaps Will and Jada know that their children are not college material so they are steering them towards entertainment.

    .

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    WCC
    we are talking about willow smith here the real world doesnt apply when your parents have over a 100 million dollars. even on the low end the kids themselves have trust funds of millions of dollars of money they have earned themselves from movies and such. and promoting movies and music is hard work harder than most of our individual jobs. i know you championing education to us normal folks and in most cases you right but we not talking about a normal family here. im sure willow and jaden will never have desk jobs so you cant prepare them for something they probably will never experience. the smiths are preparing their children for the reality of their world which is building an entertainment conglomerate which they can pass down to generations of smiths just as you pass down the knowledge of your world to your kids.

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ eastpointvet: I have to disagree with you vet. You have a daughter, so you of all people should understand how important it is not to push children in their formative years. It is rare that a child star grows up to be a well-adjusted adult. Yes, they have money, but what about social skills? I'm sure these kids have none - and social skills are important to be a well-adjusted adult. I remember when Will Smith tried to force his oldest son into the entertainment biz and the kid rebelled against it. It was in a video on YouTube. Trey hated being in front of the camera and he had a fit on camera. At first I thought Trey was just spoiled or something was wrong with him. But now I understand.

  • Silhouette

    :rofl: @WCC I bet they hate to see you coming.

  • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    @sandra
    its also rare that children stars come from parents that are already stars so thats one of the major factors of whats wrong with children stars. and im almost 100% certain that im the only person on here that been around the smith kids in a non formal setting and their social skills were pretty on point so im not speculating on what ive not seen with my own eyes. Trey is not into the entertainment fold because his interest is not there so they support him in what he is into which is football and im sure if he doesnt end up pro then he will fall into the backgrounds of the entertainment conglomerate that his pops has built.

  • miamore1973

    @east I see your point but this ties into what I'm saying. While of course these children won't have desk jobs that doesn't mean that you wouldn't want to make sure they were secure in themselves and their own accomoplishments before throwing them to the public where they will probably put more focus into what other people think of them.

    Entertainers tend to have huge egos anyway and to be an entertainer and a smith child that's definately a lot of ego. But what if Willow loses that cutesy whip my hair appeal then what?? Then she goes through the same thing that other child actors go through about SELF. They don't understand why people don't like them or want to hear from them anymore. They've put to much of themselves into other what other people think.

  • miamore1973

    ON another note is Terry McMillian really one to talk??

  • kdillon

    I agree with Terry, and only fools will co-sign the Smith's. I remember the saying "it takes a village", even though Willow is not my child I am still concerned, as most adults should be. The girl should be doing girl things and not adult things in an adult field... but hey they getting that money right? smh!

  • Daisy

    Nobody is a fool if they are team Smiths :rolleyes:

    Whoever said Kimoras kids seem grounded umm so do Jaden and Willow. They are always well mannered when I see them in interviews JUST LIKE Kimoras kids.

    I have two degrees and they arent helping me at all (yet) not even before the recession :mad:

    We have always had child stars. If Willow didnt want to whip her hair she wouldnt be.

    I wish Jada would get b more and tell Terry where to go and how to get there :coffee:

    #teamSmithfamily :cheer:

    oh yeah I sucked at Math and never liked it so I feel Willow :lol:

  • xcal86

    Jada is a Tiger mom. Her eyes does look kinda asian doesnt she?? Hmm, just sayin. ;)

  • pv2forchrist

    Wow...just wow...I just don't understand...
    Ms. Sandra,
    How could YOU really understand what was going on that day w/ Trey? I want to know something, do you actually know the Smiths? I'll think I'll take my seat along with the rest of us "normal" folk that are on the outside looking in. I myself have worked been on major productions. How can people talk about these gifted kids??...Let's begin to name the other child stars whom clearly grew up in front of our eyes...
    Raven Symone
    Keke Palmer
    Usher
    Bow Wow
    Tahj Mowry
    The Olsen Twins
    Sammie
    ect.... the list could go on...are you saying the same thing about Tiny's child in her singing group??
    Let's compare parents ...to which Jada and Will have never been arrested...but that wouldn't be fair..everyone makes mistakes...so back to Willow and Jaden...These kids are living out their dreams...if we all had the chance to give to our children or vice versa..we would reach for the stars too...let's talk about the kids I know their age that are kicked out of school, fighting, or the streets, ect...let's give these young talented kids to inspire the youth and say hey..I could do that too or anything I put my mind too..Unlike so many of the socialites we have today...they basically are famous for being famous..they didn't struggle for their dreams..they didn't get turned down..audition after audition...unlike Will and Jada..who fought their way to the top...and built something for their kids..let's walk in the movie store...and compare the cover of the dvd's...who's up there?? Black actors or White? No offense, but hollywood isn't THAT diverse...why not let Jaden and Willow shine for once...you have your rights they have theirs...we don't know about their education...we are making assumptions..and my assumption is they are pretty cool kids...
    I don't care if my grammar is jacked up...I don't care if you disagree w/ what I typed..but I am so sick of the negativity...I look at white families who parents have passed down their buisness's to their kids...so why not the Smith family??
    They aren't harming us...they aren't nude..using profanity..their kids..

    Love,
    Ty

  • Supa_sexy

    She has the right to her own opinion, I just never looked at it that way but when you think about it, I just think they want their kids to be great and successful and they just have an early start then other kids to make money, be all they want to be, and become their own person. All I gotta say is, as long as the kids like it then I love it. Follow and twit me at NaturalbeautyEP and I will follow you.

  • free

    does anyone look at the pictures of willow above and see intelligence and/or talent?

  • KrayZKat

    I haven't read all the comments, so excuse any repeats.

    I agree w/Terry, and I believe she's entitled to her opinion like everyone else. If Terry's mistakes should keep her silent from expressing her opinion, that means everyone on this board shouldn't comment either because we've all made mistakes.

    If Willow and Jaden are living their dreams now, what do they have to look forward to? You never get your childhood back, so children should be children while they can.

    Personally, I don't really care because Will and Jada have to deal with whatever happens to their children, not me.