It’s a fact every parent has to face at some point: Celebrities hold a lot of power over our kids.
Whether it’s actors, singers or sports stars, the people who show up on the covers of magazines in the grocery store checkout line have more chances than we may even realize to influence how our kids think. Not buying it? Take a look at what happened when the Hatch kids were given quotes from some of the biggest feminists in Hollywood (and Washington!) and how words from folks with star power affected them:
Powerful words from celebrity feminists. Even more powerful takeaway from the kids! They’re not just listening, but they’re thinking about what it is these words mean and really taking them to heart.
It’s an equally powerful reminder that it’s so important for parents to pay attention to who it is our kids are listening to and to guide them to listen to celebrities who have real role model potential. Not sure where to start? Consider some of the #HatchKids’ favorites:
John Legend is a bona fide triple threat, with Grammys, Emmys and even an Academy Award under his belt. But he’s also the man behind the Show Me Campaign, an organization focused on giving every kid in America an equal shot at an education.
Amy Poehler isn’t just an Emmy Award-winning actress and comedienne. She’s the driving force behind Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, an organization dedicated “helping young people cultivate their authentic selves.”
Lady Gaga may be best known for singing her way to the top of the charts, but she’s also founder of the Born This Way Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering young people to create a braver and kinder world.
Which celebrities do your kids look up to?
This is part of a new series on SheKnows called The F-Word: Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word. We want girls and boys and women and men to proudly say #YesIAmAFeminist.