From the time I was 6 years old, I wanted to be a father. I loved how my family was, but there were massive critical deficiencies in my father's parenting that I wanted to correct.
Frank Trapper/Corbis Entertainment/Getty Images
I think that was my first moment of the real weight of parenting...I remember we put him in the bassinet and Sheree went to sleep and it was like stark terror... it was like I'm totally responsible for this life.
Jemal Countess/FilmMagic/Getty Images
They're allowed to tell us everything that they did [in the circle of safety], and they can't get in trouble. The rule is, if we find out after the circle of safety ... there was hell to pay.
Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images
The greatest gift that I can give my children is the freedom to be who they are. Jada and I are very serious about finding what they are and encouraging them to be what they are.
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Jaden is 100% fearless, he will do anything. So as a parent it’s scary, it’s really terrifying — but he is completely willing to live and die by his own artistic decisions and he just doesn’t concern himself with what people think
Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic/Getty Images