Nick Cannon wants his children to be helpful, humble

Updated: Sep 23, 2012, 16:07 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Nick Cannon says that he wants his children to appreciate what they have and understand that every child is not as lucky as them.

Cannon, 31, has 17-month-old twins - Monroe and Moroccan, with singer wife Mariah Carey.

"I want my kids to understand that every child isn`t as fortunate as they are," a website has quoted him as saying.

"I want (them) to grow up helping others. I was raised by my grandmother. We were low income, but she was always taking in foster kids. She would help anyone, and it was a good lesson for me growing up," he added.