Since their meteoric rise to fame on That 70s Show in the 1990s and early 2000s, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have been in the news quite a bit. First, it was because they were everyone’s #RelationshipGoals and had a wonderful love story. Now, it’s more frequently because of their parenting approach. The couple most recently declared that they will not be creating trust funds for their two kids. This is their justification.
Celebrity and/or extraordinarily affluent parents’ offspring appeared to have won the lottery in life. They do, after all, have a significant advantage over their less fortunate colleagues in life when they have that level of financial stability behind them. Even if Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ children still fit this description, they may not be as fortunate as some of the other children of famous parents.
The actor Ashton Kutcher said that he and Mila will not be leaving any money to their two children in an episode of Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert from February 2018.
He declared, “We’re not creating a trust fund for them. “We’ll end up donating our funds to charities.”
The couple has previously been candid about the principles they want to inculcate in their children. Mila was raised in a low-income family in Soviet Russia. Additionally from a disadvantaged background, Kutcher was raised in the United States. Due to their upbringing, they both have a profound understanding of what a dollar means. They had to put in a lot of effort because they lacked privilege as children in order to succeed financially. They intend to impart this knowledge to their own offspring.
According to Kunis, growing up poor meant that neither she nor Ashton received any handouts, as she described in an interview with Australia’s Kylie and Jackie O Show. They earned everything they have, and they want their kids to follow in their footsteps. She said, with a hint of sarcasm, that she and Ashton frequently tell their kids that, despite the fact that mommy and daddy may be wealthy, their kids actually aren’t.
It’s important to instill in kids the concept of poverty at a young age, even when their parents may have a dollar. You are in dire straits. You are powerless. The parents have a bank account. On the program, Kunis gave an explanation.
At Christmas and on their birthdays, the couple doesn’t give their kids gifts. They instead donate gifts to charities as a family. In 2017, it was claimed that children were simply too young to comprehend receiving gifts and to grasp how to value the thought that went into giving a gift as opposed to simply receiving it. They were less worried about the real products and more worried about how many of them they were getting.
In 2017, Kunis stated, “So far, our tradition is no gifts for the kids.” “We’re implementing it this year since it doesn’t really matter when the kids are [younger than] one. Wyatt was two last year when we celebrated Christmas, and it was too much. She received nothing from us; it was the grandparents. The young child has lost interest in the one gift. They just have expectations; they have no idea what they are anticipating.
Father Ashton has stated that he intends to take his kids camping frequently. He desires to instill resourcefulness in his children despite their advantages from birth. The parents seek to instill in their children a preference for connections and experiences over things. They want the kids to understand that learning to appreciate what you already have is more important than obtaining a lot of stuff.
Of course, the Kutcher-Kunis are still making financial investments in their children’s futures even though they aren’t creating a trust fund for them. The kids will still have access to a top-notch education, which many individuals in less fortunate situations may not always have. On Shepard’s podcast, Ashton also mentioned that he would gladly make a future investment in his children as long as they knew what they wanted and needed to do. For instance, he would undoubtedly support a business proposal presented to him by one of his kids.
As long as they know what to do, Kutcher said, “they know how to be resourceful when they don’t have things.”
There is no doubt that Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are good parents who want to impart in their kids the right morals and work ethics. It will be interesting to see how these kids develop and how they chose to use their good fortune in the future.