Jessica Alba Teaches Honor to Think of OthersShana Aborn
There’s an old saying: “Of those to whom much is given, much is expected.”
That’s a philosophy Jessica Alba lives by. She doesn’t take her celebrity or its benefits lightly; she spends almost as much time in charitable pursuits as she does acting. And her company, The Honest Company, not only offers eco-friendly baby and child products, it also assists nonprofits that help donate baby supplies to families in need.
It’s also a philosophy she’s teaching her children, particularly her older daughter, Honor. At Self magazine’s Women Doing Good awards ceremony, Jessica talked to People about the values she’s instilling in her 4-year-old.
“I talk to Honor about not wasting and recycling. I talk to her about having so many things and that there are children out there who don’t have the things she does,” she said.
The lessons are sinking in (we all know what little sponges children can be!).
Honor has taken the idea of sharing to heart. “[W]hen she is done playing with something or outgrows something,” says Jessica, “it goes to a baby who doesn’t have it.”
The preschooler’s future ambitions are noble ones, too. When she grows up, she plans to help others in another way, according to her mother.
“Honor is just running her mouth about her observations on the world, and her desire to be a doctor mermaid.”
As for little sister Haven? Well, at 13 months, she’s not yet running, much less walking. But no doubt she’ll follow the big-hearted example of her sister and mom when she’s a little older!
[Photo: via PacificCoastNews.com]
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