The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 15, 2001 · Page 52
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 52

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, April 15, 2001
Page 52
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, IS.' Haslow iroth lers / Ridiel Zoe Rosenzweig JNING TOWARD the wall, Jada Pinkett Smith adjusts her infant ^...e^ ' daughter, WiUow, for nursmg and explains how her girl can grow up to be a happy, confident woman. What Wllow needs most, Jada says, is a dad who'll tell ha* constantly ^/rtiy she's wonderful: "Fathers are the foundation for a girl's self-esteem. More fathers need to sit down with their female children and not be afraid to talk." The actress is saddened that our culture often values only attractive women. "What makes you valuable is your, hieart,' how you treat people, how you present yourseEto the world, your integrity. Blathers need to say tiiat" '' ^ Jada told her husband, actor -^^^Smith; his role as a parent may be more important'than hers. He listened. He smiled.Then he reassured her, saying, "If that's the case, baby, we've got it under control;" Given the recent spate of Hollywood break-fips, 6 USA WEEKEND • April 13-15,2001

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