Marc and Craig Kielburger are the co-founders of Free The Children and Me to We, a social enterprise. They are authors of "The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children Who Care And Contribute," with journalist Shelley Page.
The Internet is packed with parenting tips from celebrities -- from never saying "Mommy's feeling fat today" (Denise Richards), and turning off your BlackBerry during playtime (Ewan McGregor), to being your child's best friend so they'll always come to you for advice (Milla Jovovich).
Our fascination with famous people often focuses on fashion trends and controversy, but there's something different when it comes to parenting. People who travel with their kids often speak of a strong kinship with fellow parents in other countries -- an excitement to share experiences that are remarkably similar across cultural divides. Plus, the sight of a movie star carrying a diaper bag makes these larger-than-life personalities seem more human.
To collect parenting wisdom about raising socially conscious kids, we went to some of our favourite celebrities -- the ones who are known as much for their activism and philanthropy as for their acting, singing, or fame.(Read more...)