The three parenting rules Matthew McConaughey lives by

The McConaughey household have three rules in they enforce in their houeshold.
The McConaughey household have three rules in they enforce in their houeshold. Photo: Instagram

It's not often celebrities give advice we can use, but Matthew McConaughey's parenting method has everyone taking note.

The actor, who recently released his memoir Greenlights, chatted to Oprah Winfrey for her new Apple TV+ program where he talked about parenting his three children, Levi, 12, Vida, 10, and Livingston, eight, whom he shares with his wife Camila Alves McConaughey.

According to McConaughey, he and his wife "demand respect and trust within the household" with their children and revealed they also have three rules they enforce with the kids.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"We do not allow lying in the house, you cannot say the word[s] 'I can't,' and you can't use the word 'hate'," he explained.

"Those three [things] will get you in big trouble in our house. Lying, saying, 'I can't,' or saying 'I hate'.'"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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McConaughey said he wants his family to be humble, but feels they shouldn't be embarrassed about the fact they are growing up privileged. 

He told his kids"if a kid at school ever tells you, 'Oh, I bet you live in a big house because your dad's famous,' don't bow your head," he explained. "Look up and go, 'Yeah, we do actually live in a nice house. My dad works really hard to be as good as he can at his job'."