C'Mon Son: Is 15-Years-Old Too Young To Move Out?

Ed Lover chimes in on Jada Pinkett-Smith allowing Jaden to leave at 15

June 5, 2018

USA Today

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When it comes to parenting, Ed Lover raised five kids of his own so of course he thinks (in his words, he KNOWS) he's the A-1 professor for Parenting 101. However, when his co-host Jen BT shared with him that Jada-Pinkett Smith admitted on her Facebook Live show Red Table Talk, that she was devastated but OK with her then 15-year-old son Jaden Smith moving out of their family home on his own - well that struck a nerve with Ed. 

 “I remember thinking to myself, as devastated as I was, I was like, ‘He’s right.’ The time is now. He’s 15. It’s time for him to leave the house.” He ended up not splitting from the family, the experience allowed everyone to understand the benefit of space. Smith says: “Every child needs something different. Being in this lifestyle, in this world is a bubble and he wanted out. I understood that because I didn’t have the bubble. I knew what having my freedom outside the bubble, what I gained from that. I knew the sooner I let him go, the faster he was going to come back.” (PEOPLE)

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