Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt - Oldest son Maddox is now 10

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300x403-PEOPLE_MAGAZINE_8_29_11_NO_UPCPeople Magazine's upcoming feature on the family of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie show a happy, growing family.

AC Team has interviewed Angelina and Brad for assignments for its other outlets over the years and has found them to be among the most courteous and intelligent actors in Hollywood.

The upcoming article in People feature images of their oldest son Maddox, now ten, and his siblings. Here is an advance copy of the cover and excerpts of the article, courtesy of People:

They've munched on crickets in Cambodia and surfed the waves in Cancun, but for the six children of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, life in the boisterous family is as much about everyday bonding as it is the big adventure.

"The children are always playing, jumping on each other and sharing fun moments," a source tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. "They share a special bond."

Leading the pack: oldest son Maddox, 10, who "is almost like a teenager now, the way he understands things," says another source. "He's grown up very quickly."

But his younger siblings are rapidly growing up, too. Six-year-old Zahara and her 5-year-old sister Shiloh are especially close, while 7-year-old Pax "has become more independent in the past year," says an insider. And with twins Knox and Vivienne now 3 – they help pack their own suitcases! – the family is settling into a lower-key, if still decidedly adventurous, rhythm.

"Now that all the children are older, things have calmed down a bit in the household," says the source. "There's a great family dynamic right now."

For more on the Jolie-Pitt family, along with special coverage of Hollywood's cutest kids, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday