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Angelina Jolie: Forcing a Kid to Be Something They're Not is Bad Parenting

Do you think Angelina Jolie is tired of being asked about her daughter Shiloh’s boyish sense of style? I know I would be!  One of my 2-1/2-year-old twins has been insisting on wearing her winter clothes this summer — hats, gloves, the whole shebang. And so be it!  Barring heatstroke, I’m not going to make it an issue. Maybe she was an Eskimo in a past life — who am I to judge? And if every day strangers kept asking me about it, I don’t think I’d be as patient as Jolie has been in answering them.

“I think she (Shiloh) is fascinating, the choices she is making. And I would never be the kind of parent to force somebody to be something they are not. I think that is just bad parenting,” she said in an interview.

“Children should be allowed to express themselves in whatever way they wish without anybody judging them because it is an important part of their growth,” she said, before adding: “Society always has something to learn when it comes to the way we judge each other, label each other. We have far to go.”

So can we move on to a different topic now? Like why Suri Cruise hasn’t been spotted in high heels lately?


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