*Jada Pinkett Smith admitted she’s putting her dreams aside for the future of her children.

Her son and daughter have been in the lime light lately in hit films and music. Although Jada is an avid rocker and actress, she said that comes secondary to helping her kids achieve their dreams, reports The Times magazine.

“I was offered a tour with my band but Jaden was asked to film ‘The Pursuit of Happyness.’ He was seven and a half. Could I really let my little boy go and do a film without me being there? I canceled the tour. I canceled everything. I went to look after Jaden.”

She added that she put more of her life on hold when it came time to launch Willow’s career.

“On the one hand, I wanted a career. I’d worked so hard and yet there I was, strung out on having to make decisions based on that and it was too difficult. Should I be a star? Should I be a mum? A wife? You can’t be all three, something has to give.

“I was trying to do everything but not doing anything very well. I was failing. I was papering over the cracks. I thought I was going to die. I’d wake up next to Will and think, ‘What are you doing here? Why are you here?’ and I’d feel angry. I felt everything was dying. But then I realized we were going round one side of the circle and we had to come out the other side.”