Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Refuse to Raise Spoiled Hollywood Kids
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Mila Kunis's no-frills approach to parenting has earned her a lot of kudos lately, not to mention a lot of media coverage. From her opinionated take on breastfeeding in public to her and husband Ashton Kutcher's decision to keep 22-month-old daughter Wyatt out of the public eye, the former That '70s Show co-stars' parenting methods are, in many ways, refreshingly traditional for a celebrity couple.
The soon-to-be mother-of-two recently shared her thoughts on raising down-to-earth children on Australian radio podcast The Kyle and Jackie O Show, shortly after promoting her new movie, Bad Moms (grab your tickets here!). "The one topic of conversation [her and Kutcher] had even prior to ever having kids was always, 'How do you raise a child to not be an a**hole?'" Kunis said. "It's so important because we both came from pretty solid poverty backgrounds and grew up very poor and are very much self-made and are very aware of what a dollar is worth," she adds. "Nothing's been handed to us."
Kunis reflected on her childhood memories of eating ketchup soup, knowing full well that her children will never know what that sort of struggle is like—something she sees as an immense blessing as well as a parenting challenge. "It's a matter of teaching them from a very early age that, you know, 'Mommy and Daddy may have a dollar, but you're poor.'"
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