"Mommy and Daddy have a bank account but you have nothing," Kunis said.

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Worried that the child you're currently raising might grow up to be an a—hole?

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are here to help. Before Kunis gave birth to the couple's first child Wyatt, the parents-to-be apparently had a pretty epic convo about just this topic. The trick, she says, is simply telling your kids they're poor.

"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,'" the actress—who is currently preggers with baby number two—explained during a recent radio interview on "The Kyle and Jackie O Show."

"'You are very poor, you have nothing,'" she continued. "'Mommy and Daddy have a bank account.'"

Talk about tough love!

We're pretty sure Kunis was (sort of) joking. But she did go on to reveal that she and Ashton are pretty serious when it comes to raising unspoiled kids.

"It's so important because we both came from pretty solid poverty backgrounds and grew up poor and are very much self-made and are very aware of what a dollar is worth," she explained. "Nothing's been handed to us."

She even confessed during the show that she and Ashton bought their wedding bands on Etsy for a couple hundred bucks from a "little old lady in middle America who has no idea what she did and for whom."


Of course, the Bad Moms star admitted it won't always be easy to teach her kids how to appreciate what they have, since they will never have to "have ketchup soup for dinner."

But Mila and Ashton are some pretty stellar role models who walk the walk, so we're pretty confident the scales will tip in their favor—whether they end up sharing their ATM code with their children one day or not.

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld.