Considering some of the wild things they’ve gotten up to in their past, we’re more than a little bit surprised to hear Ashton Kutcher and Megan Fox have grown up to be strict parents. This week the Hollywood stars revealed how they discipline their kids, and it involves cutting out some of the things most children find fun, such
as sweet treats and watching television.
TV & iPad Ban
Megan Fox has banned her two children from watching television. The 29-year-old, who found fame on the small screen and in huge blockbuster movies, confessed that she has never let her kids – Noah, three, and Bodhi, two – watch her films because she doesn’t want their brains to mess up. Megan was promoting the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel at WonderCon in Los Angeles, California, and admitted it was hard to not let her sons become a “nerd” like she was. “I try not to expose them to technology,” she said. “It’s hard to make them super nerds if I don’t let them watch television or movies, or get on an iPhone or an iPad. So right now, I’m making my kids into artistic nature-hippies. We’ll see what happens. At some point, they’ll choose what they want to be.”
The star, who split from the father of her children, Brian Austin Green, last year, said that she disapproves of parents using technology as a “babysitter” while they try to get errands done. She explained that banning technology is “only challenging as a parent because so many people use that as a babysitter, and they’re like, ‘I just need an hour to clean the dishes, watch this movie or play Angry Birds on my phone.’ It’s actually really bad for their brain development, and I’m trying to breed, like, superheroes."
No Candy for Kutcher
When it comes to his little girl, Ashton Kutcher is being super-strict. The 38-year-old actor welcomed baby Wyatt with wife Mila Kunis in October 2014 and now she’s approaching two, Wyatt is starting to show an interest in getting her hands on sweet treats, but Ashton is nervous about whether she’ll get hyped up if she has sugar. “[Sugar] is there in our house but we just don’t give it to her,” he said during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night. “And it’s not on the level where she can get it. I’m not ready for that. I was eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch [cereal] this morning and she was trying to hijack it because she got the flavour. And once they get the flavour they can’t un-get the flavour. We’re not ready for her to be ready for candy.” Despite the difficulties of being a father, Ashton described parenthood as “the best thing I’ve ever done.”