Mila Kunis Opens Up About Disagreeing With Ashton Kutcher About Parenting Decisions
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are a great couple—they’ve been married since 2015 and share two children: Wyatt, 7 and Dimitri, 4. But of course, when it comes to parenting decisions, it’s nearly impossible for a mom and dad to agree on every single decision.
Case in point: the time Mila gave her daughter Wyatt “unconventional” parenting advice, and Ashton kind of freaked out about it. She talked all about it on a new edition of Ellen DeGeneres’s web series Mom Confessions.
The parenting advice was in response to when Wyatt told Mila that someone had pushed her at school.
“My daughter came back and was like, ‘Such and such little kiddo pushed me,'” Mila recalled. “And I instinctually said, ‘Did you push her back?’ And my daughter’s like, ‘No!'”
That’s going to make any mom pretty upset, right? So Mila instructed her to do jus what the girl did to her. “‘You push her back, and you say, ‘No, thank you,’ and you walk away,'” Mila told her.
However, Ashton was in the same room when this conversation was gong down and didn’t quite agree. In fact, he was pretty horrified.
“I turned around, and I see Ashton’s face, and he was like, ‘No!'” she said (with a hilarious image of her mocking him, jaw dropping to the ground).
After that, Mila altered her response a bit, adding a few caveats, but stuck to her guns: “You stand up for yourself, and you say ‘No thank you,'” she said. “Don’t push her off of a ladder, off of a swing, or off of a slide, but on the ground, even Steven, you push her back.”
She later referred to the advice as a bit of a “parenting fail.” Heat of the moment, probably!
Mila and Ashton have been in the news recently about another piece of unconventional parenting advice, this time with something they both agreed on, even if it wasn’t something society felt strong about.
The two said they don’t bathe their kids unless they “see dirt on them.” Mila even disclosed that she “didn’t shower much anyway” as a child herself, and Ashton said that he does wash his “armpits and crotch daily and nothing else ever.”
To each their own!
To hear Mila talk about the bullying incident and her advice, as well as talking about tips on raising an independent daughter and more, check out the Mom Confessions clip below.
What do you think of Mila’s parenting advice about someone who pushed her daughter? What would you have told your child in the same situation?