Jaden Smith and his mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, have had their differences in the past. For instance, in 2015, 16-year-old Jaden expressed his desire to be allowed to live on his own.
This request came as a shock to Jada, and it broke her heart. However, she still accepted it because she understood that it was inevitable that the boy would have to live on his own at some point. In any case, she knew that the sooner she let him leave, the faster he would be back.
Adrienne, Jaden's grandma, and Jada's mom disagreed with this, but Jada had the final say. She believed her son was mature enough to make this critical decision.
As far as the famous mom was concerned, all kids are different, and their requirements vary. Additionally, she firmly believes that living according to individual desires is the only way to live in a truly honest way.
We all seek what our lives mean based on our individual goals and desires, which give our lives meaning.
However, it is not always easy to be yourself in a world that heaps so many expectations. After all, other people can find ways to dissuade you from pursuing your desires and goals by making emotional appeals that exploit your insecurities.
Jaden was moving away because he felt that he needed to avoid the Hollywood bubble. Being part of the Smith family comes with a lot of expectations.
Although there is a notable head start that comes with being part of this family given their successes in the entertainment business, there is a downside that Jaden wished to avoid by moving out. Instead of seeing Jaden as a person, the family prefers to see him as part of the Smith family.
For the longest time, Jaden lived his life with this in mind, and his decisions in life were dictated by this viewpoint.
Eventually, Jaden didn't break free, but he had all the freedom he needed to be himself. Nevertheless, even though Jaden didn't leave, the moment was still very heartbreaking for his mother, Jada.
Will Smith also noted the critical moment in Jaden's life, saying that his son had learned to find balance. The famous actor also described his son as fearless.
Another thing that has stood out about how the Smiths raise their kids is that they don't believe in punishing them. They prefer to let the children explain the logic behind their actions and take responsibility for whatever they have done.
Apparently, this worked out great, and Jada even had to talk to Smith about Jaden and the fact that he was incredibly mature for his age at 16. As far as she was concerned, they were lucky to have him around.
However, Jaden has finally moved out. After leaving his parents' home, he is now in Hidden Hills.
He has a greater appreciation for his parents and his family now, and he sees the logic behind the principles upon which his parents decided to raise a family.
He now realizes that being apart from his family makes him appreciate them more and the quality moments he spent with them. However, he still likes the opportunity to pursue his own goals and dreams without much interference from his family.