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I'm not one of those moms who lectures, says Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie has revealed that she does not lecture her kids.


Angelina Jolie. PICs/AFP

The 36-year-old actress who is well known for her work helping refugees around the world has claimed that she will let her children decide for themselves whether they want to follow in her activist footsteps.

"I'm not one of those moms who kind of lectures [my kids]," People Magazine quoted her as saying. "But I do tell them, whenever I go on a trip, where I'm going and why.

"And on some occasions, they've come with me to different refugee camps. And they also go to their home countries a lot.

The 'Salt' star, who wore an Elie Saab gown to the festival's awards gala, has faith her little ones will make decisions based on what they see in their day-to-day lives.

"Hopefully they live in the world, and they see the world really as it is, outside of Hollywood. "If they really live in the world and spend time with friends around the world from all different types of backgrounds, they [will] just see things as they are," she said.

Even though Jolie does not expect her children to take up the same causes, she does look for opportunities, such as on daughter Zahara's birthday -- to remind them about who they are and where they come from.

"We make sure we're very aware of her culture and her heritage. "She's an African-American girl, so we make that a part of anything she does. So that'll be a part of her [birthday]," she added.

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