Mila Kunis has made one thing very clear: She and husband Ashton Kutcher don’t want their children to be assholes. The actress has articulated that time and time again (it’s kind of a go-to sound byte for her), and now, she’s making it clear that she won’t raise her kids to be entitled, either. She recently told Australian-based podcast The Kyle and Jackie O Show that she and Kutcher plan to teach their children the real value of a dollar because they understand what it’s worth.
“The one topic of conversation we had even prior to ever having kids was always, ‘How do you raise a child to not be an asshole?’” she 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. Nothing’s been handed to us.” Kunis explained that she’d often have “ketchup soup for dinner” as a child. And while she knows that’s probably not a challenge her children will ever have to encounter, she can still instill in them a sense of appreciation for what they have.
“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,” Kunis said. “‘You are very poor, you have nothing. Mommy and daddy have a bank account.’” Keep doing you, Kunis and Kutcher fam!