Meghan Fox’s three kids go to ‘an organic, sustainable, vegan school’

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Here are some photos of Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green at the #Fight4TheAmazon event a few nights ago in LA. This was the first time BAG and Megan have walked a carpet together in years. They seem pretty solid these days, even if they had that weird hiccup where they separated and it felt like she was really done with them. That was when she got pregnant with her last kid, Journey River. They have three kids together, and then BAG also has a 17-year-old son Kassius with Vanessa Marcil. BAG and Megan’s kids are aged seven to three, and they apparently go to some hippie school where the kids grow their own veggies and everything is vegan. Like, is that the point of the school? It sounds like it.

For Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox, supporting their sons in whoever they are is a no-brainer. The couple spoke with PEOPLE Monday evening at PUBG Mobile’s #Fight4TheAmazon event in Hollywood, California, where Fox opened up about how it’s “really easy” to encourage Journey River, 3, Bodhi Ransom, 5½, and Noah Shannon, 7, to be themselves.

“It’s about releasing control, right? That’s all it is,” said Fox, 33. “It’s [about] allowing them to be who they are and relinquishing control, because they were born to be who they are, and it’s my job to support that process, not to get involved and micromanage and mold them into what I think they should be…It’s [about] being of that mindset of realizing that they come as the teachers to us. We’re here to keep them alive, but we’re learning all the lessons from them.”

Green told PEOPLE the couple “just encourage” their kids to be their true selves, whatever that looks like. “We don’t encourage them to be themselves, we just encourage whoever they are,” said the 90210 star, 46. “I know for me, [the more time passes,] the more I really realize and am okay with the fact that they are people.”

The involved parents are also teaching their children to be environmentally friendly. As Fox explained to PEOPLE, “We send them to an organic, sustainable, vegan school where they’re seed-to-table, they plant their own food. They grow it, they harvest it and they take it to local restaurants to sell it, so they understand how all of that works. I’m very specific about never harming animals. We don’t step on ants; we don’t do things like that. We don’t rip flowers out of the ground, because we think they’re beautiful. I teach them that plants are sentient beings — they have feelings, thoughts and emotions — so that’s what we’re doing.”

The Jennifer’s Body actress revealed to reporters at the event that despite their good intentions, accidents happen, even though their kids are “really good about” not hurting Earth’s crawliest creatures. “My son accidentally stepped on a roly-poly once and he was devastated, and we had a full funeral for it,” Fox said. “We did a ceremony, we buried it, we lit sage, we released him back. So they’re very involved.”

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Megan has talked before about how she wants to raise her kids away from a lot of technology and all of the trappings of modernity. But I’m really interested in hearing more about this vegan school and what they’re actually teaching kids. Are they just teaching kids local agriculture? Do they do addition, subtraction, reading, etc? And why do BAG and Megan suddenly sound like Scientologists with all of this “they come as the teachers to us… we’re learning all the lessons from them”? Omg, teach your kids to read! At this point, I don’t care about Megan raising her kids without phones or iPads or technology. But spare me the “children are here to TEACH US” stuff. Give your kids the building blocks of an education, you fools!

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  1. Kebbie says:

    I’m sure they’re being taught to read. No school, no matter how granola, is going to be producing illiterate kids. No technology just means they’re reading books, not watching cartoons.

    • Candikat says:

      There are, in fact, hippie schools in affluent areas that don’t teach reading until 4th-5th grade. There’s one in my town, and it’s frankly horrifying. The kindergartners there are about 85% unvaccinated, so I’m guessing the school doesn’t focus much on critical thinking skills either. I don’t know what they DO teach, if anything, but the parents all sound like Megan Fox.

      • Yes says:

        Waldorf doesn’t teach reading until 4th or 5th grade. It’s a cult- a religious school based in the teaching of the 1930s Christian mystic named Rudolph Steiner. He developed medicine too called “athroposohy” which is against all medicine as we know it including vaccines. It’s a horrid place I had to get the courts involved to extract my kid. My ex was a minion and I had the hardest time running from those FREAKS!!

    • Betsy says:

      I dunno, Maëbe Fünke’s school gave her a crocodile in spelling, so you gotta figure that parody comes from somewhere.

  2. betty says:

    I smell scientology.

  3. Angela82 says:

    Celebrities can be so bizarre. I am all for eliminating a lot of technology in kids’ lives but they seem creepy to me.

    That being said I rather they raise kids vegan who care about the environment than conservative .

  4. Emily Gilmore says:

    My daughters public elementary school had been really disappointing me lately and I wish I had the funds for a more ‘granola’ education. Waldorf,Montessori, even this school sounds good. Learning should be curiosity led and now it’s just testing after testing after testing. These kids would have never become regular business men and aren’t at risk of having to work in a factory. Any school has to be California’s standards, so obvi basic education is being taught. I say, just let them live!

  5. Lala11_7 says:

    I actually love her mindset regarding her children…which seems to honor and nurture the fact that her children are their own individuals not just an extension of who she is…which is what I’ve always seen in my lifetime regarding kids and parents…and I’m here to tell you…I’ve always hated that stance and with hindsight being 20/20….I wish to Valhalla I had pushed against the grain when I was younger….and my Mama ran a home based nursery school all through the 70s and the 80s…and oh yea…children will teach you some of the hardest and best lesson you will learn in life….If you let them….I mean…the lesson of not catching a case when dealing with their temper tantrums…THAT ONE RIGHT THERE…IS INVALUABLE! LOL!

  6. Léna says:

    Good for them for eliminating technology from their kids’ lives. It is really bad for kids, especially in the “forming” years.

  7. Nicole says:

    I understand the sentiment, but kids brains are not fully formed and need the guidance and boundaries that parents provide. When he says “they are people” triggers me a bit and I wonder if they treat them like little adults, which I completely disagree with. But, I’m probably just projecting.

    • Mtec says:

      To me it seems she just meant that She/parents usually wanna control everything about their kids (prob to protect them) and see them only as their replicate and not their own person and that’s why they allows them more independence, but it def still seems they’re being taught respect and boundaries. She didn’t say anything about treating them like adults.

  8. Mtec says:

    Honestly nothing about this sounds sus. The whole “children teach us” i’ve heard from so many celebrities. From what I understand Scientologists believe kids are adults, what i hear from Meghan is just that she learns like life lessons from her kid’s behaviour, which is something i hear most parents say.

    Also i think American school should do a lot more about the meals they’re feeding kids, and about teaching them the value of food and sustainability.

  9. BeanieBean says:

    Plants are sentient beings? I’m guessing there’s no science being taught at that school?

    • Mtec says:

      There is Science behind that statement actually. There has been studies that show plants react to bacteria dying and to people/danger approaching them, and apparently they also respond to negative/positive talking.

    • Lady D says:

      Giant agriculture research station where I spent my childhood. They had tomato plants hooked up to computers that told the machines when they were dry or cold. They also had the computers showing reactions when tomatoes were picked or leaves ripped off.
      For the record, plants take in nourishment and expel waste just like people. Scientists consider this life.

    • S says:

      Recent studies show some plants emit high pitched noises when harmed, they react to the sound of insects eating and react to the sound of rain, all scientifically proven. I don’t think we’re have all the answers yet. Being conscientious of all the plants, animals and other organisms in your environment, doesn’t strike me as detrimental. But who knows.

    • kelleybelle says:

      They are, actually. They can certainly sense benign and malignant energy.

    • Betsy says:

      Once I started learning about how much plants feel, think and communicate, I started feeling really guilty when eating plants. The plants know, man.

    • Ramona Q. says:

      Going by the definition of “sentient”, the fact that plants move toward the light alone makes them sentient.

      : responsive to or conscious of sense impressions

  10. k says:

    Plants are not sentient. Fight me.

    • Jaded says:

      No need to be so salty. I’m not fighting you, I’m enlightening you. In fact there are forests where the trees are connected to each other through underground fungal networks. They share water and nutrients through these networks and also use them to communicate. They send distress signals about drought and disease, for example, or insect attacks, and other trees alter their behavior when they receive these messages. Please read:

    • Raina says:

      K, saying plants are not sentient fight me is exactly the kind of person who is ignorant af. You are the kind of person who just refuses to take in facts or grow or expand knowledge so hostility is your compensation. I don’t fight idiots. No point. Too easy. You’re already fighting knowledge

  11. Noodle says:

    I am a professor of Teacher Education + English/Language Arts (so I train people wanting to become teachers), and this article just pisses me off. I am fine with charter schools and public schools and home-schools and non-traditional schools, so don’t assume I am only a public school advocate. The problem with a lot of non-traditional schools is that there is little-to-no oversight and no one to assess what children are, or aren’t, learning. You can have a school with their vegan, sustainable bit and still immerse children in literacy, give them hands-on experiences with math and science and social science and art and physical activity. And it may be that this school is doing that, but just not talking about it in the public eye. They are doing a HUGE disservice to these kids if they aren’t providing a well-balanced, research-based curriculum in addition to the vegan/sustainable farming part. Unfortunately, when this school is shut down (most independent charter schools last just a few years). those kids will go to other schools that expect them to know how to read and perform mathematical concepts at an appropriate age. How far behind will these kids be? And who will be responsible for going back to teach foundational literacy and math concepts to them years after they should have mastered them? Too many times, kids like these are left behind. I am sure the Green-Fox kids will have tutors or someone to catch them up, but what about the other kids at the school? This is precisely how illiteracy happens in real life (in addition to 100 other scenarios).

  12. Lucy says:

    This all sounds pretty normal to me. My daughter goes to a fairly hippy-ish pre-k, and this kind of discourse about kids teaching us lessons is pretty common among the parents. It seems like it goes hand in hand with certain kinds of mindfulness/wellness practices. For example, it seems in line with thinking that every life event teaches you a lesson, etc.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Yes but it’s common sense, not new methodologies. These ideas aren’t new, they’re simply being reinforced in greater varieties which is, indeed, good news. And it doesn’t apply to private schools only. Entire school districts have modified and overhauled methodologies in order to keep current with societal growth, shifts and changes.

  13. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    People like this are exhausting. How’s she going to explain that wooden Pinocchio nose to her kids as they age? Is silicone vegan? Maybe she’s creating a new branch of plastic surgery by using plants, syrup injections and rubber tree ta-tas.

  14. Skyblue says:

    My sister is the superintendent of a small public school in Montana and her school participates in a farm to table program. The kids help grow produce and it is incorporated into the hot lunch meals/best salad bar ever. My sister was also able to start using locally sourced grass fed beef.

  15. Dani says:

    Too bad she doesn’t take the same organic, sustainable, vegan sentiment for her face too. Jesus. She looks like a Kardashian in the header pic. I don’t care about what she does with her kids. Doesn’t effect me.

  16. Rianic says:

    My younger girls all go to Montessori, and my oldest did for k-6th. It sounds a lot like Montessori teaching, to me. Also, my girls, while not vegan, do eat a lot of meatless meals and grow their own veggies.

    • AbominableSnowPickle says:

      I was a Montessori kid! sadly, my school didn’t start an elementary program until I was a couple years into public school (before skipping a grade and moving to a private school). I wish more mainstream schools could incorporate Montessori-style teaching methodologies.

  17. Oui oki says:

    She sounds like a very kind person and a good mother. I didn’t like her before just surface level her style and the fact that she had so much face stuff despite being so pretty. But she seems like a great person. It is nice when people have all those resources and are kind to others, even ants. I can’t say the same for myself we eat some meats aren’t vegan and kill spiders and mosquitos. But I still appreciate those who don’t

    • Whoosh says:

      I agree. I think she’s a very kind person and a thoughtful parent in her own way (can’t commend on BAG as haven’t read his interviews) and nothing she’s said suggests she’s doing harm to her kids even if some people might think her ideas are outlandish.

  18. Texas says:

    We try not to kill harmless things too – like ants and spiders. Other bugs? Not so much. We have giant roaches and scorpions in Texas. They get in my habitat! Buh bye.

    I would love to be a vegan. But you know. Meat. It’s good. I do like veggies the best though.

    • Nicole says:

      Ha! Same here. It’s good to be at the top of the food chain in Texas, those roaches are gross! Scorpions are only found on new construction in the part of Texas I’m from, but it wouldn’t phase me a bit to get rid of one of those. What about fire ants? We get rid of them in our yard because we have little ones.

    • Kebbie says:

      Me too about the vegan part. So much respect for those who are. I’m just focusing on eating *less* meat right now. I made eggplant parmigiana and ratatouille this week. Vegetable soup and broccoli cauliflower casserole are next up. I stopped adding grilled chicken to my salads too. I can’t imagine going full vegan and not having cheese or eggs yet, but eating vegetarian a couple days and pescatarian a couple days is doable for me.

      • Whoosh says:

        I think it’s definitely fine to have eggs from your own backyard rescue chickens like a lot of people do have these days and I would consider these people “as good as” vegans. Dairy is so unethical but I try to have it “incidentally” (a bit of sauce or dressing is fine) and the odd piece of pizza when I’m craving it desperately. I’ve tried veganism and want to keep experimenting with it but I think I can only be an ovo-pescatarian at best, with my own backyard rescue chickens. Just because I haven’t been able to sustain energy and concentration levels without some animal protein so far (yes, I’ve tried protein supplements; they made me phlegmy).

  19. Ali says:

    My son’s Montessori school has a vegetable garden and chicken coop and they scoop up bugs and take them outside. It’s a little cocoon of kindness and he still learned his letters and numbers and how to write his name.

    His kindergarten class uses iPads and I really dislike it. We don’t use tablets at home and now he bugs me about it all the time. Grrr.

  20. Whoosh says:

    This reminds me of The Overstory, a very well-written book in terms of language but absolutely corny and overly sentimental about nature, specifically trees. (The book is worth reading though.) I do get upset if I step on an ant or a bug (esp with insect pops collapsing) but I don’t go that far (and I’m not vegan though I am working on experimenting with such a diet and seeing if I can still sustain normal energy levels and brain function, which I haven’t been able to so far). I’m not saying people shouldn’t give insects a funeral etc if they want to but more wondering where’s the line? On the other hand I remember some film I saw that had a scene about a Native American shooting a deer for food and talking to the deer as it died and giving it respect. We take life – plant (and perhaps animal too) – to live, end of story, but factory farming is a monstrous evil.

  21. lidija says:

    LOL plants are sentient beings…just not the ones they’re eating at the vegan school