The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Children Who Care and Contribute is a must read for parents who want their children to become contributing members of society.
In my own case, both my father and mother were actively engaged in volunteer work. My father was a Cub Master for numerous years. My mother has always been very active, volunteering with many organizations, often on their Board of Directors. They also made sure that myself and my sisters were involved as well. Today, all 3 of us are actively engaged in various charitable involvements and also contribute money generously.
Here is the description of the book taken from Amazon:
The Dalai Lama has observed that the greatest challenge facing our time is that we're raising a generation of passive bystanders. If he is right, then the most vital work in this moment belongs to parents, grandparents, mentors and teachers. Inside this inspiring guide, you'll find life lessons from remarkable individuals, committed parents, and compassionate children. Contributors include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mia Farrow, Jane Fonda, Robert Kennedy Jr., Jason Mraz, and Dr. Jane Goodall. Read revealing stories and insights from the not-so-typical childhoods of Craig and Marc Kielburger. The brothers, whose work now inspires more than a million youth every year, share groundbreaking lessons on teaching kids to care. Discover how small actions every day can make the world a better place. Find out how those same small actions can have a lasting influence on your child's life. After all, it's a proven fact that doing good for the world does a world of good for friendships, grades, and self-esteem.
Make sure to purchase your copy of The World Needs Your Kid. It might be the best thing you can for your kids.
When you purchase The World Needs Your Kid, you also give a notebook to a child in a developing country.
CUSTOMER REVIEW For The World Needs Your Kid:
a parent, I was floored by this book. It's an accessible read that
doesn't try to hammer home proper child-rearing habits. It tells
beautiful, real stories that all have a message that is better suitable
for learning. It's a moving read filled with beautiful photos and
And the best part is that this guide works. It's a simple philosophy for your kids to get involved with actually caring and sharing compassion. It's not complex, but understandable and honest. I can't say the same for most parenting books I've read. This book stands out on its own.
A refreshing read for all parents -- young or old. Good stuff, Craig and Marc!