In other news, Angelina Jolie has gotten tired of her children just being born in different countries. Now, she wants them to actually be worldly. She has now started to force the brood to speak to her only in French. According to Star Magazine, since spending more time in their chateau in France, Angie is obsessed with having her kids speak French fluently. So much so that she took them to Urban Outfitters in LA and ignored them unless they spoke to her in the mandated language. A "source" told Star that if ever Pax and Zahara spoke to her in English, she would just walk away.
Angie told NRJ, a French music show, that the kids speak excellent French. In fact, Maddox goes to Lycée Français and the twins speak more French than English, so perhaps Angie just wants to get Pax and Zahara on the same level. She also said they have a French teacher who travels with them, so maybe Angie was just feeling left out.
My parents taught me English as a second language when I was a kid, and I am eternally grateful--it seems to come in handy--so maybe Angie is on to something. Ignoring them when they speak English might be a little too much, but she is helping them learn.
Is this good parenting or too harsh?