The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children Who Care and Contribute

Paperback | August 9, 2010

byMarc Kielburger, Craig Kielburger, Shelley Page

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Everything you need to know about raising kids, lending a hand, and changing the world.

This unique guide to parenting is centred on a simple but profound philosophy that will encourage children to become global citizens. One of the greatest legacies parents can leave is a generation of conscientious and thoughtful children. This updated and revised edition from international child rights activists Craig and Marc Kielburger includes a new foreword from His Holiness the Dalai Lama along with new celebrity contributors, Nobel Laureates Elie Wiesel and Betty Williams, Jason Mraz, and Robert Kennedy Jr. Drawing on life lessons from remarkable individuals and success stories from unconventional childhoods, Marc and Craig Kielburger demonstrate how small actions can make a huge difference in the life of a child and ultimately change the world. With a new clean and interactive layout and design, the second edition offers updated stories, new sections, and photography alongside additional tips for parents to take action. The updated book highlights the latest thinking from experts and leading research, but it is not academic. It is brimming with hands-on suggestions, plus first-person contributions from many leaders and celebrities, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Steve Nash, Dr. Jane Goodall, Jane Fonda, Mia Farrow, Sol Guy, Jeff Skoll, and Ethan Zohn. The World Needs Your Kid provides everything you need to know to raise kids, lend a hand, and change the world-all at the same time.

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"Everything you need to know about raising kids, lending a hand, and changing the world.This unique guide to parenting is centred on a simple but profound philosophy that will encourage children to become global citizens. One of the greatest legacies parents can leave is a generation of conscientious and thoughtful children. This updat...

Craig and Marc Kielburger are the founders of Free The Children. Their work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, BBC, and The Today Show, and in Time and The Economist. Shelley Page is a two-time winner of the National Newspaper Award and of the Canadian Association of Journalists’ top prize for investigative reporting.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 8 × 0.5 inPublished:August 9, 2010Publisher:Me to WeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Lesson 1OUR HOUSE:America's next top model: You!Lesson 2EMPATHY:To see yourself in someone else's sneakersLesson 3RESPONSIBILITY:The case for "home" workLesson 4SHARE YOUR GIFT:Every child has something to giveLesson 5FIND YOUR PASSION:Five steps to help your kid step upLesson 6ADD IT UP:Gift + Passion = Better WorldLesson 7HEARTS ON FIRE:Raising participants in a world of bystandersLesson 8CURING THE GIMMIES:How to live in a material worldLesson 9REDEFINING SUCCESS:What do you want to be as your kids grow up?LESSON 10NEVER SAY NEVER:Overcoming adversity to help othersLESSON 11FROM HERE TO THERE:The right rites of passageLESSON 12FRIENDS:A friend in deed is a friend indeedLESSON 13SHOW YOUR MUSCLE:How to coach kids and model mentorsLESSON 14LEARNING THROUGH SERVICE:Classroom to community and backLESSON 15SEEING IS BELIEVING:How to live faith through serviceLESSON 16THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX:How to make connections in a wired worldEPILOGUEA FINAL WORD:Small actions every day