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Melissa Joan Hart: My Kids Won’t Watch Clarissa Explains It All or Sabrina, the Teenage Witch With Me

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Melissa Joan Hart attends the celebration of new mobile game Bubble Witch 2 Saga at Kings Beauty Cauldron event at Gansevoort Park Avenue in New York City on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

Melissa Joan Hart’s kiddies are missing out! The Melissa & Joey actress admitted to Us Weekly that her three sons aren’t (gasp!) big fans of her ’90s hits Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch while attending the Bubble Witch 2 Saga’s “Beauty Cauldron” event in NYC on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

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The 38-year-old has tried to watch her past TV shows with Mason, 8, Braydon, 5, and 22-month-old Tucker before, but admits she too has a hard time watching herself onscreen. “They’re not really into it yet, I’m trying. I think they were too young when I tried,” she told Us. “They do like watching Melissa & Joey, which is not really appropriate for them.”

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The former child star rose to fame with the Nickelodeon hit Clarissa Explains It All, which ran from 1991 to 1994. Two years later, she landed the role of Sabrina Spellman in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. The ABC fan-favorite entertained audiences on the coveted T.G.I.F. lineup from 1996 to 2003.

Hart isn’t one to sit around watching the tube all day, however. The actress and her husband Mark Wilkerson, 37, often take their children to aquariums, zoos, and snag seats at Yankees games. She’s also started a tradition with Mason — once they finish a book they can go see the play. The Lion King on Broadway is next on her list.

Melissa Joan Hart Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina The Teenage Witch
Melissa Joan Hart in Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

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“He really wants to do more theater trips like that but he also loves paddleboarding. He wants to go snowboarding with me,” she said. “Snowboarding is probably the one thing we do as a family really. We love to do snowy sports.”

When not hitting the slopes, Hart also likes to go on “lunch dates” with her Course of Nature rocker hubby. If the kids are at school they often grab a bite to eat or just catch up one-on-one. (The couple also just started their own children’s clothing line, King of Harts.)

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“I feel like nighttime, you pick fights, you’re exhausted,” she explained to Us of ditching the typical date night. “So instead, lunch time to me seems like you’re kind of in the middle of the day and have energy and can talk things out without getting emotional. It works so much better for us.”

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