Los Angeles, Nov 7: Hollywood star Will Smith thinks raising teenagers is tough and says it takes “everything” to bring them up.(Also Read: Will Smith’s sweet birthday message for daughter Willow)

The “Independence Day” actor, who has kids Jaden, 17, and Willow, 15, with wife Jada Pinkett Smith, and a 23-year-old son, Trey, from a previous marriage, said it is difficult to cope with children when they reach adolescence, reported People magazine.

“Teenagers should be (considered] an affliction, you know. Like, when people come up to you, like, ‘Hey Will, how you doing?’ – ‘Awww man I got teenagers.’ It takes everything you have to raise teenagers,” Smith said.