Angelina Jolie: I don’t lecture my kids
The 36-year-old told reporters at the 23rd Annual Palm Springs Film Festival that she prefers to let her kids learn for themselves.
Angelina and her partner Brad Pitt are parents to Maddox, 10, Pax and Zahara, seven, Shiloh, five, and three-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
The Salt actress reportedly said, 'I’m not one of those moms who kind of lectures [my kids]. But I do tell them, whenever I go on a trip, where I’m going and why.'
Angie went on to say, 'And on some occasions, they’ve come with me to different refugee camps. And they also go to their home countries a lot.'
Angelina added that she has faith her brood will learn about life through their interactions with people around the globe.
She reportedly explained, 'Hopefully they live in the world, and they see the world really as it is, outside of Hollywood. If they really live in the world and spend time with friends around the world from all different types of backgrounds, they [will] just see things as they are.'
Angelina said that she respects all of the different heritages her children have and took the opportunity for daughter Zahara’s seventh birthday on Sunday to celebrate her Ethiopian roots.
The star said 'We make sure we’re very aware of her culture and her heritage. She’s an African-American girl, so we make that a part of anything she does. So that’ll be part of her [birthday].'