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Michael J. Fox: “Always Be Available To Your Kids”

We first loved him as Alex P. Keaton, the conservative teen in the 80s sitcom Family Ties. Now we love Michael J. Fox as a devoted family man - he's been married to actress Tracy Pollan for 21 years with four kids: Sam, 20, twins Aquinnah and Schuyler, 15, and Esmé, 8 - and advocate for medical research (he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991).

The beloved Back to the Future actor, 48, opened up to Reader's Digest about his new book A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned, and some of his greatest advice.

On his best parenting advice: "Always be available to your kids. Because if you say, 'Give me five minutes, give me ten minutes,' it'll be 15, it'll be 20. And then when you get there, the shine will have worn off whatever it is they wanted to share with you. I've never gotten up to see something one of my kids wanted to show me and not been rewarded."