Mark is interviewed by Monsters and Critics about spoiling his kids.
Mark Wahlberg finds it hard not to spoil his kids.
The 40-year-old 'Contraband' actor - who has children Ella, eight, Michael, six, Brendan, three and one-year-old Grace with wife Rhea Durham - admits he likes to treat his brood but insists they understand the importance of giving back.
He said: 'I do spoil them to a certain extent but they also understand that not a lot of people have this life.
'My kids like giving back. My daughter's always telling me: 'Pop, I'm going to take these toys to the hospital for the sick kids and the less fortunate'. They still live in the real world but it's a fine line. I certainly want my kids to have everything that I never had but you also want them to appreciate the value of things.
'Nobody in my family, my parents or their parents, had money or success. I worked hard to get what I have and I still work hard every day.'
Having been raised by as the youngest of nine children in Boston, Massachusetts, Mark believes fame and fortune haven't diluted his working-class attitude.
He told the Metro newspaper: 'Obviously, I am still the same at the core. Just because you have money doesn't really change you.
'Listen, I've always thought that at any time it could all go away and I could end up right where I came from. I have a lot of people keeping me grounded: my wife, my mother and my friends.'