Matthew McConaughey says he is a "fun" but strict parent
The 41-year-old actor - who has three-year-old son Levi and 15-month-old daughter Vida with his partner Camila Alves - is a "playful" dad but uses his life experience to make sure his kids are well behaved.
He said: "Discipline is very cool. We run a tight and fun shift.
"I`m very playful but parents have the advantage of being around for so much longer. If we`re going to sit there and teach our kids that life has consequences, they`re going to turn 18 and go out in their own world.
"They`re going to find it the hard way. You do it early so they understand how the world works and what is expected of them, not only as a citizen, but as their family name, as a McConaughey, things like that."
Matthew admits his concern comes from watching other people do a bad job with their children and see them turn out to be "junk".
He revealed in an interview with the Daily Record newspaper: "I`ve known too many kids - and some of them have been my friends - that did not turn out to be worth a c**p because the parents let them do whatever they wanted to do. They`ve turned to be junk."
The `Lincoln Lawyer` star recently confessed he thinks his children have given his life more meaning.
He said: "I`ve got more to live for now, that`s for sure! Obviously, you stop living as much for `me` and living for `we`. Everything I`m doing, my kids are doing with me - every move I make has to do with them."