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Angelina Jolie Reveals How She's Raising Her Children: 'I Don't Want Them to be Perfectly Behaved'

Angelina Jolie Reveals How She's Raising Her Children: 'I Don't Want Them to be Perfectly Behaved'

Angelina Jolie is opening up about how she’s raising her children.

The 43-year-old actress and activist says she doesn’t want her six kids – Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox – to be perfect.

“[My kids] all have a good rebellious streak that is wonderful and curious. I don’t want them to be perfectly behaved little people that just say what’s absolutely appropriate because I say so…they have to find themselves,” Angelina said on BBC Radio 4’s Today show.

She continued, “I think, like most parents, we try our best to insert good stuff and we can’t control everything that they’re exposed to, so we try to ask that they will talk to us about anything they saw that bothers them or that they’re concerned about.

“The truth is that my children have seen things about themselves, even from what’s considered serious news people, that are inaccurate. So my children have a very odd sense of who’s telling the truth and what the truth really is and what they actually believe or trust,” Angelina added.

At the end of the day, Angelina says her children are teaching her “everything.”

“Every parent says it, but we really do. They are all so much smarter than us. And I’ve had to learn from them,” she concluded.

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  • Passing Through

    First, bitches! LOL!

  • neer

    Angelina Jolie is just being realistic because no human being is perfect.

    She as any parent does, instills good values in them. She is telling them what is right from wrong when they got curious but she wants to develop their independence by discovering stuff. She is there to guide them but she knows children nowadays can’t just totally be controlled.

    I’ve read comments from people who got to meet her kids randomly that they are well behaved, very polite & disciplined. Most people commend AJ for bringing up her kids well. The way the kids relate to her…. affectionate and very protective with one another. Plus, the things they mostly buy: stuff about art, books, supplies, educational toys pets,food, groceries, clothes etc. People admire their bonding moments….when they run errands.

  • Code Name Spyglass

    You go, girl!

  • Seriously

    I really wish she’d stop exploiting those poor kids. Between that and endlessly congratulating herself for her “humanitarian” work she never has anything interesting to say.

  • toastie postie

    Repost
    Radio 4 Angelina Jolie interview 28 Dec 2018
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=xI7TmJOh7YI

    Warning – Graphic description of rape –
    Angelina Jolie interviewed Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAYZXddlLxE

  • neer

    “I am a patriot, but I am also an internationalist and I love and value other people and other countries….To be a patriot is to be very proud of your country and even your country first, but you do not think your country is better than others.”

    - Angelina Jolie

    —-

    Love this quotes from her so much.

  • bap

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    Delighted to hear that Angelina Jolie is working with the BBC on a new weekly children’s news show. We will be looking at the future of children’s TV in a forthcoming IBT report #IBTkidstv

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    Angelia Jolie, guest editor today of (an incredible episode of) @BBCr4today, mentions (my hero) Joe Strummer as her original inspiration for trying to change the world and now I’m close to tears haha #TheFutureIsUnwritten #KnowYourRights #R4Today

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    Replying to @BBCr4today @DenisMukwege and 2 others
    Could every Today edition be like this? #AngelinaJolie inspirational program

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    Jimmy Counihan

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    Y’all really out hear acting like y’all would tell Oprah to go home if she announced her campaign for president. Angelina Jolie is a UN envoy championing change and better treatment of refugees. What have y’all done?
    4:50 PM – 28 Dec 2018

  • neer

    “The truth is that my children have seen things about themselves, even from what’s considered serious news people, that are inaccurate. So my children have a very odd sense of who’s telling the truth and what the truth really is and what they actually believe or trust,”

    - Angelina Jolie

    ————-

    Never underestimate children nowadays.

    That’s why many of us are commenting that we really think her kids do read things written about them or about their beloved mother, whether in social media, tabloids or mainstream media. They have their ways no matter how much those news item/ articles are tried to be hidden from them.

    Hence, the kids know what are being said about their mom & about them.

    And I don’t think they are happy about that.
    The tenor of those articles & comments, I think they know what articles & comments that are smearing & vilifying them. They know the intent of those fake news. I would like to think they are intelligent enough. That’s why they are also very protective of their mom.

    That’s why I honestly believe the smearing campaign against them especially their mom are not doing any good for reunification of broken family relationships. It is definitely not helping. The more it widens the gap. The kids know the truth more than anyone else. They know what are facts from made up stories. So, there is miscalculation there. It’s a big mistake to be resorting to dirty tactics at all.

    No wonder AJ & kids seem happy about the outcome of custody agreement.

  • Lady Valeria Doria(n) Grey

    Upvote bitchesssss (pls)

  • chun key pipe

    Those kids are not poor and she can talk about her children as much you are. La Jolie can speak on humanitarian causes because it is real.

  • Felinelilly

    That last sentence is interesting.

  • Seriously

    There are lots of celebs out there who actually make a difference in other people’s lives. They fund scholarships. They raise millions of dollars for worthy causes. What has Jolie actually done to help people? She gives speeches and poses for photos.

    As for the kids, again, lots of celebs raise their kids out of the spotlight. She and Brad need to spend less time exploiting those kids and more time giving them some stability, away from all the cameras. They always seemed more likes props for the brand, than actual children. For years we heard about their perfect little family, on and on they went in interview after interview. If there is one thing we’ve all learned in the past two years it’s that those claims were all total BS.

  • chun key pipe

    Yes, there was some BS totally, but if you weren’t a Pitt-only fan, you’d have known better.

  • plez

    So my children have a very odd sense of who’s telling the truth and what the truth really is and what they actually believe or trust,”
    —-
    Actually this counters what you wrote.

  • Seriously

    I actually don’t like either one of them. They spent more than a decade acting like sanctimonious twats, promoting an image of themselves that was total BS and I strongly suspect her philanthropy is as fake as his turned out to be.

  • Patty Smyth

    Exactly…This will be lost on ALL of them.

  • Premali

    Awesome quote from Angelina Neer. Thank you.❤❤❤

  • Passing Through

    Yes…but what’s it MEAN?

    On another UNRELATED note…How long was that Brad had to file his preliminary financials in response to Angie’s filing? I’m drawing a blank on that. And I do mean this is UNRELATED to Angie’s interesting statement. It just occurred to me that I couldn’t remember if someone said 30 days or 60 days…

  • Premali

    Wow!!!!!my girl Angie😍😍😍

    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Felinelilly

    I think GC would be better suited to answer your question about the financials, I missed the discussion about whether it’s 30 or 60 days and I don’t remember when Angie filed hers. LOL It’s probably more than a month by now, though.

    I’ve been in the kids’ position of having to forgive a parent for some things, and it didn’t take me anywhere near two years. Children deal with things much faster than adults when thinking for themselves, whether people want to believe it or not. The last sentence is broad but means a lot and I took it this way.

  • Seriously

    They probably read about their endlessly happy family that Brad and Angelina spent years promoting and realized that their real family was not nearly as happy.

  • Beedyq

    Another new thread…

    Back from seeing Vice and eating at Cheesecake Factory…yummy…

    Still thinking about the film and gathering my thoughts so tomorrow for my film critique…LOL

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    I did find this:

    When do I have to file my financial disclosure?

    The law states that each party must file a financial disclosure within 60 days of filing his or her initial paperwork. Specifically, the Petitioner must file within 60 days of filing the Petition, and the Respondent must file within 60 days of filing the Response. Final disclosures are required to be filed no later than 45 days before trial. The goal of drafting, filing, and serving the financial disclosures early on in the case is to provide clarity and transparency.

    How do I avoid having to do a financial disclosure?

    In short, you cannot avoid having to do at least one financial disclosure, called the preliminary declaration of disclosure. It is required by law, period.

    https://cristinlowelaw.com/california-divorce-process-ten-steps/

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    I have had a crazy day, so I will still need to find time to listen to the broadcast, but I have to agree with a comment I saw Beedyq had posted when I was speeding through the last two threads …

    I am struck by the number of times she uses “we.”

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    Late Eve Hello.

    I am doing the late night tour, and I came across this bit of joy.

    Firstly, this news:

    HillReporter.com@HillReporter

    House Democrats Begin Hiring Legal Teams to Take on Trumphttps://hillreporter.com/house-democrats-begin-hiring-legal-teams-to-take-on-trump-19435 …

    https://mobile.twitter.com/HillReporter/status/1078641348524298240?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1078641348524298240&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fs9e.github.io%2Fiframe%2Ftwitter.min.html%231078641348524298240

    and in response, I just had to post this gif of Boss Nancy

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/5w2bZ8jnIY1Dm8pDYr/giphy.gif?cid=3640f6095c2688d14750784955c2bd04

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    Hope you had a good time.

    I look forward to your take.

    LOL

    And yeah, everything is made better by food.

  • Lady Valeria Doria(n) Grey

    👏👏👏👏👏😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Beedyq

    WB&TJ gave the info below, Angie had 60 days to file hers after filing the dissolution petition and Brad had 60 days to file his after filing his original answer.

    Those deadlines are long past…but maybe they waived them for the time being, who knows…

    I keep thinking Angie filed hers in relation to some maybe child support expenses while they keep working on things…based on the extension of Judge O’s employment…

    Speculation only…

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    I found some information on this which I posted in my reponse to PT, but given that Angie took two years to file hers, I am not sure the deadlines still apply.

  • Beedyq

    Thanks!

    Appreciate your as usual in-depth factual research.

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    I tend to agree with your speculation as to why Angie finally filed hers.

  • Beedyq

    There is another example where she talked about “we” buying dolls for Z and Shi…

    “we” and “us” popping up was unexpected…

  • Beedyq

    It certainly does doesn’t it.

  • Felinelilly

    Yeah I didn’t expect to see we so much, it surprised me too.

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    Yes, a very different read/vibe than from previous interviews.

  • Passing Through

    Not to sound like a parrot…but…WHAT DOES IT MEAN? LOL!

    Seriously – Doesn’t this refer to the original petition? You know…from 28 freaking months ago?

  • Passing Through

    LOL about it not taking you 2 years to forgive your parents for being idiots, er, for whatever they did. Yeah…seems a stretch to me, too…

  • KS_in_TP

    Hoo boy! The freaks come out at night …

  • Felinelilly

    Calmer, if that makes any sense. Just like Brad’s put together A&E interview.

  • Patty Smyth

    I’m going to go see it because I like to support all of Plan B’s movies (actually all of Brad & Angie’s movies). So I can’t wait to hear what you thought of it. 😀

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    LOL

    Yes it does.

    That’s why I said to Felinelilly below that since Angie took 2 years to file hers, I am not sure these deadlines apply.

    Also, I tend to agree with Beedyq in that I think Angie’s filing may have more to do with the child support angle than anything else.

    Maybe trying to show formally why she may need more money on a temporary basis.

  • Beedyq

    And you don’t really file any financial documents with the Court, you file a notice with the Court that you provided some financial info to the other party…

  • Beedyq

    Yep 60 days countdown for Angie is in relation to Sep 2016 and to Oct 2016 for Brad if I am remembering when he filed an answer…

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    Does it read like some kind of shift, or acceptance, to you?

  • Passing Through

    I remember your SPECULATION from before – especially when the judge was extended again. That’s one reason why I couldn’t remember exactly when Brad’s financials was due. The other thing is – I was thinking that it was coming up on 60 days since Angie filed her financials.

  • Beedyq

    Maybe using a private Judge eliminates those 60 day deadlines…

  • Beedyq

    Guess they can hire legal teams as Congress is being paid…wonder if anyone has whispered this tidbit into the orange azz’s ear…lol