During a recent interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today, Jolie spoke about raising her six children and how she’s a bit softer on them since the divorce with Brad Pitt. She condones some misbehaving and getting in some trouble because she does not want perfect children.
Jolie said: “[My kids] all have a good rebellious streak that is wonderful and curious. I don’t want them to have perfectly behaved little people that just say what’s absolutely appropriate because I say so…they have to find themselves.”
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.”
Jolie also explained: “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”
The star went on to say that her children are the ones teaching her about certain things in life.
She added: “Every parent says it, but we really do. They are all so much smarter than us. And I’ve had to learn from them.”