<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Matthew McConaughey opens the education of his three children. "data-reactid =" 16 "> Matthew McConaughey opens up the education of his three children.
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "While promoting his book, Greenlights, on Dax Shepard’S Armchair Expert podcastThe men discussed similarities in their upbringing – as children of divorce, with poor parents, in households with physical violence – and prompted the host to ask the Oscar winner (50) about the upbringing of his children: Levi (12), Vida (10 ) and Livingston, 7. McConaughey, who married his wife Camila in 2012, spoke of guiding his sons in conflict management and raising all three resources more than he grew up. "Data-reactid =" 17 "> While he is promoting his book Greenlights In the podcast by Dax Shepard & # 39; s Armchair Expert, the men discussed similarities in their upbringing – as children of divorce, with poor parents, in households with physical violence – and prompted the host to ask the Oscar winner, 50, about his children's upbringing: Levi, 12, Vida, 10 and Livingston, 7. McConaughey, who married his wife Camila in 2012, talked about helping his sons deal with conflict to lead and collect all three resources more than he grew up.
McConaughey said a "big question" he has, and one that he knows Shepard is also telling, is "to be in the wealthy positions we are in (after) a similar background where we are at different ways different resistance has been met – from where have we lived, what we push forward, how we have been raised, disciplined, everything else – how do we give our children the right resistance to be autonomous individuals? because if we are all the time "yes "Say and say yes, just use all that influence. That's us. That's life, we do you a disservice."
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "That led the Dallas Buyers Club Star to tell a story about his children, who complain that they are bored, in their 9-room, 11,000-square-meter apartment Austin, Texas mansion. "data-reactid =" 23 "> This resulted in the Dallas Buyers Club star telling a story about his kids complaining that they were bored in their 9 bedroom, 11,000 square foot mansion in Austin, Texas .
Matthew McConaughey with wife Camila McConaughey, mother Kay McConaughey and children Livingston, Levi and Vida at the Texas Medal of Arts Awards at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in 2019. (Photo: Gary Miller / Getty Images)
"What do you mean, that you are bored?" McConaughey remembered asking. "You're bored"? That's good. Now find out – and you won't turn the tube on. "
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Shepard said growing up outside of Detroit he knew just a friend with a swimming pool, so he's worried about his two daughters too Kristen Bell have their own in their garden. If this is your daily reality, since you also grow up in your villa, what are you looking forward to and what will you see as a luxury if this is normal. "Data-reactid =" 36 "> said Shepard growing up outside Detroit, he only knew one friend who had a swimming pool, so he worries that his two daughters with Kristen Bell have their own in their garden. If hers are hers Daily reality is that since they grow up in their villa too, what are they looking forward to then? and what will they see as a luxury if that is their normality.
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "McConaughey said this while he doesn't want to give it to his children everything, he doesn't want them to downplay or be ashamed of what they have – because he worked for it. "data-reactid =" 37 "> McConaughey said that he doesn't want to give his children everything, but neither that they play down or are ashamed of what they have – because he worked for it.
"At the same time, we want our children to have the wealth we have," he said. "Don't do false modesty like" No, my parents aren't … Yes, we are! Keep your chin up If someone says, "I bet you live in a big house, don't be shy." Own it. "
Shepard said it was important to recognize the privilege while it is being used to give something back, to which McConaughey replied, "Take it up another way. We talk a lot about it in our families: we all want relevance But we have to ask ourselves first: relevance to what? What does America say success is now? Well, generally fame and money. Well, that value system is a little out of place. "
He teaches them that bigger is not always better – and while there are many options before them, it is important to be true to their beliefs and preferences.
“You and I grew up in a way, when you are offered something, you say, 'Yes! Shooting, I've never had an option, ”says McConaughey of his humble upbringing. “You have to go: wait a minute. Do I really like it when my jeans are pressed? No, I will not do that. "
In McConaughey's book, he wrote about violent fighting between his parents, who were married three times. His father broke his mother's finger several times in arguments, and she was dying to admit that she had started. McConaughey's father, a bulky man, would get physical with his sons – and McConaughey got into his own physical arguments growing up. The actor talked about leading his own two boys when they encounter different situations and quarrels. Shepard said he was glad he didn't have any sons because the only thing he could advise is to face the bully or be bullied forever.
"I have a child" – referring to the oldest Levi – "that's very pacifist," said McConaughey. “He wants to turn his cheek every time. With him I have to say, "Hey, that's beautiful. At the same time, people will try to take advantage of that and sit there and keep pushing if you don't stand up for yourself and fight back … I said that – and that's it once happened – "You know what? (is) your answer to the kid on the soccer field who picks you up? You go down and score on his ass. And if you come by you don't look forward. Or you walk him." protect, you tell your trainer that you want to protect him and then hit him and don't say a word. "
Livingston is now "much more physical," said Papa. "He's more like the one I look at (and say), 'You don't have to hit everyone," he says with a laugh. "He's by no means brutal or bullying, but he's much more confident physically and would say,' Oh 'Yes?' And you see (the brothers) working it out a lot among themselves too … Our youngest tested our oldest because he is more physical and comes harder on you, but the oldest is faster and a little smarter. I'm talking to (Levi), "If you don't want to be physically involved with Livingston, just outsmart him."
He talked about raising both brothers to look out for their sister.
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "& # 39;" In some form or way, guys. .. You will take care of your sister, "he remembers." Now you have to take care of each other and yourself too, but this is yours sister. Take care of her. "" Data-reactid = "52"> "In some form or way, guys … you'll take care of your sister," he recalls. "" Now you have to take care of each other and yourself too, but this is your sister. Take care of her. & # 39; ”
And when she starts dating, she will have a lot of protection from anyone with bad intentions.
"'You are going to meet the guys your sister likes,'" he continued. "& # 39; Now you are really honest: Do you tolerate, do you approve – because we will go to you when your sister gets her first date … (and say) you know this boy. Is he a good young man? Is it worth taking your sister out? "
McConaughey admitted, "I still navigate year after year, day after day," he says of parenting. "As I've been told, it's getting more and more complicated as those teenagers (years) show up. We'll see."
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