Celebrity Parents Ashton Kutcher Says His Kids Are 'Excited' About Phone Calls, Reese Witherspoon's Joke 'Ugh, It's Mom' "I talk to my kids who are older about the power of picking up the phone," Reese Witherspoon says in this week's issue of PEOPLE in conversation with Your Place or Mine costar Ashton Kutcher By Georgia Slater Georgia Slater Twitter Georgia Slater is a writer/reporter on the Parents team at PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines and Aili Nahas Aili Nahas Aili Nahas is the West Coast Deputy News Editor at PEOPLE. She is also the TV deputy in Los Angeles as well as the Weddings Editor. Aili has spent nearly two decades in the entertainment industry and 12 years at PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 11, 2023 04:01 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher's respective kids have very different feelings when it comes to talking on the phone. The Your Place or Mine costars discuss family life and parenting in this week's issue of PEOPLE, including the differences they see in their children: Witherspoon's kids, Ava, 23, and Deacon, 19, with ex Ryan Phillippe and Tennessee, 10, with husband Jim Toth, and Kutcher's kids, Wyatt, 8 and Dimitri, 6, with wife Mila Kunis. Witherspoon, 46, and Kutcher, 44, share that they're both trying to teach their kids about the importance of talking on the phone versus texting, which Kutcher says his children are "still very excited about." "Remember that thing where you'd fall asleep on the phone? I imagine my kids are going to have relationships with people that are mostly text for a while. Whereas I'm like, just call me!" Kutcher says. "There's a point when you need to get off texts," Witherspoon agrees. "I talk to my kids who are older about the power of picking up the phone. Having that direct communication can sometimes get right to the point." "But you know kids that age don't like you to call them," she adds. "They're like, 'Ugh, it's my mom.' " Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Thomas Whiteside / Netflix Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon Open Up About Raising 'Resilient' Kids "My kids are still very excited about phone calls," Kutcher notes, to which Witherspoon jokingly argues, "Yeah, that's because they're little and cute!" The actors also talk about their parenting styles and how they both want to raise "resilient" children. "We're both big family people. And I'm a huge fan of Dr. Becky Kennedy and her approach to parenting," says Kutcher. "It's not your job to raise happy kids. It's your job to raise resilient kids who can find happiness. It's the blessing of a skinned knee!" "Right, do you prepare your child for the road or the road for the child? Your kid goes, 'I don't want to go to school,' and you say, 'I know you wish that!' " Witherspoon adds. "Big feelings in little people," Kutcher agrees. For more about the pair, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.