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Mila Kunis Opened Up About Having A Disagreement With Ashton Kutcher After She Encouraged Their 6 Y.O. Kid To Push Back A Bully
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Mila Kunis Opened Up About Having A Disagreement With Ashton Kutcher After She Encouraged Their 6 Y.O. Kid To Push Back A Bully

Being a parent requires a lot of patience and hard work to raise happy and healthy kids. It’s no secret that a lot of lessons on the matter are learned along the way. And sometimes it becomes interesting as well as beneficial to hear stories from other parents on how they manage to deal with their kids. Recently, during one of The Ellen DeGeneres Show segments “Mom Confessions” actress Mila Kunis opened up about her experiences of raising two children.

When she was asked the question “What’s your biggest parenting fail?”, the woman decided to share one of the personal stories “that’s about to get her in trouble.”

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Recently, Mila Kunis shared some insights from her family life, including some details about parenting

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Mila Kunis, together with her husband Ashton Kutcher, actor and entrepreneur, have two children: 7-year-old Wyatt Isabelle and 4-year-old Dimitri Portwood. Their daughter Wyatt started going to preschool, where one day she had to face a bully, who pushed the girl. After Wyatt came back home, she told her mom about this incident. This is when Kunis asked her daughter: “Did you push her back?” The actress said that she asked this question instinctually and her daughter was quick to answer that she hadn’t done it.

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“Push her back next time,” was the advice Kunis gave to her daughter. “You push her back and say ‘No, thank you,’ and you walk away.” The reason why the mother said this was because she wanted to make sure that her kids would learn to stand up for themselves from a young age. Later she elaborated on this situation, telling her daughter not to push anyone when they are on the swings, ladder, or slides, but when they are “even-steven,” she shouldn’t be afraid to stand up for herself.

Together with actor Ashton Kutcher, they have a 7-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son

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The actress also shared the reaction of her husband who heard the whole conversation. Once he heard his wife’s advice, he immediately disagreed with her. Even though Kunis explained why it is important not to just let someone push and bully you, she agreed that this whole parenting situation could be added among her parenting fails.

In her recent interview, Kunis shared one of her parenting fails that occurred when her daughter came back from school and shared that she was pushed by another kid

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The woman said to her daughter to not be afraid to stand up for herself and push the other person back

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The advice Kunis gave to her daughter wasn’t something her husband agreed with, so she marked this incident as one of her parenting fails

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In the segment of “Mom Confessions,” Kunis revealed some more everyday things she has to go through and consider when raising her kids. She shared that at this age, her son and daughter are depending on her and see her as “the center of their universe,” so it is important to take into consideration what is being said to them and notice their reactions to various things.

What do you think about this situation? What are some of the things you had to share with your kids? Don’t forget to share your experiences in the comments down below!

You can watch the whole video with Kunis down below!

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Even though Kutcher didn’t support his wife’s advice, a lot of people online agreed with her and shared their own experience

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Tara Raay
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My rule is you ask nicely 3 times for them to stop, then you push back. I was bullied so badly in school, all my foster parents did was move me to a different school when I got so depressed and became suicidal. I ended up going to 3 different high schools. Please teach your kids to stand up for themselves, because there are parents who won’t do anything if their kid is a bully, and some even encourage it.

Brobro McDuderson
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

THIS is the answer, at least in my humble opinion, and no one will ever change my opinion on it. I was the smallest kid at school, and was bullied relentlessly. The act of “not fighting back” got me more intense and frequent bullying. Which is when the suicidal attempts started. I was then MORTIFIED to go to school for almost 2 years, losing sleep and all sorts of other anxiety. When I started fighting back the bullying stopped fast, even though I lost most of those fights. I’ve since taught my kids emphatically to never start a fight and never bully…but if you are and ask them to stop and they don’t, you FIGHT DIRTY AND WIN. And to stick up for those being bullied…there’s strength in numbers.

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SBW71
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is not a parenting fail in the least! Every parent should teach their kids to fight back against bullying.

Daria B
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Before people start trashing on him, or something, I'll say I can see from both sides of view. I see why she would suggest that, and why he may not find it the best idea. Either way, they're both right. However, it's not as simple as that.

Andrew Cohen
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I disagree with both of them. I say if someone hits you, hit them back harder. Animal nature is that you don’t repeat behavior that results in pain. Not trashing either of them. It would be easy enough to test his theory, have their daughter complain to a teacher. Then, if she gets pushed again, knock the bully on their @ and see if it happens again ;)

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Tara Raay
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My rule is you ask nicely 3 times for them to stop, then you push back. I was bullied so badly in school, all my foster parents did was move me to a different school when I got so depressed and became suicidal. I ended up going to 3 different high schools. Please teach your kids to stand up for themselves, because there are parents who won’t do anything if their kid is a bully, and some even encourage it.

Brobro McDuderson
Community Member
1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

THIS is the answer, at least in my humble opinion, and no one will ever change my opinion on it. I was the smallest kid at school, and was bullied relentlessly. The act of “not fighting back” got me more intense and frequent bullying. Which is when the suicidal attempts started. I was then MORTIFIED to go to school for almost 2 years, losing sleep and all sorts of other anxiety. When I started fighting back the bullying stopped fast, even though I lost most of those fights. I’ve since taught my kids emphatically to never start a fight and never bully…but if you are and ask them to stop and they don’t, you FIGHT DIRTY AND WIN. And to stick up for those being bullied…there’s strength in numbers.

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SBW71
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is not a parenting fail in the least! Every parent should teach their kids to fight back against bullying.

Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Before people start trashing on him, or something, I'll say I can see from both sides of view. I see why she would suggest that, and why he may not find it the best idea. Either way, they're both right. However, it's not as simple as that.

Andrew Cohen
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I disagree with both of them. I say if someone hits you, hit them back harder. Animal nature is that you don’t repeat behavior that results in pain. Not trashing either of them. It would be easy enough to test his theory, have their daughter complain to a teacher. Then, if she gets pushed again, knock the bully on their @ and see if it happens again ;)

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