Our community is comprised of entrepreneurs and artists and creatives – folks who have chosen incredibly difficult professional paths that often don’t offer any safety nets or guarantees. Nonetheless, we regularly hear that being a parent is a far greater challenge and so we asked some of these folks to open up to us about the things they’ve done as parents that they feel will have a meaningful and positive impact on their child.
Taia Harris | Artist & Yogi
Enterpnuership has provided me the opportunity to learn my children’s love language and learning style. With this valuable understanding, I have learned new ways of connecting with them and myself. Their natural talents have flourished because the time that I spend with them is more intentional. I see continued growth in their academics and wellness. I quit my former job and started my business during the pandemic after evaluating my family’s well-being. I realized they felt the impact of a mother trying to balance it all. I had to let go of obligations to gain peace with myself and my family. Read more>>
Gianni Alexander | Founder of Fro.ology
The most important thing that I have done as a parent, was realizing that I had to relearn parenting. We only know what we were taught growing up, and that can often be filled with a lot of things that we have not healed from yet. I grew up in an extremely tyrant household where I never had a voice, and it really impacted me negatively as an adult. Once I realized that every way I respond to my daughter I am impacting her mental health, my way of parenting shifted. If I admit when I make a mistake and let her have her own voice, she will have a better chance at going into interviews confidently, asking for a raise etc…Yes creating generational wealth is very important, but you have to realize that you are raising a little human that will one day have to go out into the world. Read more>>
Toriano Porter | Author. Speaker. Mentor. Journalist. Father.
At some point over the last seven to eight years, I removed anger from my parental toolbox. My parenting style is more rooted in patience and compassion snd understanding more so than aggression or ridicule. Read more>>
Tiffany Sanders | Baker & Confectionist
I feel the most important thing I have done as a parent is to be able to show my children the significance of having multiple streams of income to sustain not only their lifestyle but to break poverty mindsets to build generational wealth. My children are able to witness and be apart of non-traditional history in the making. Read more>>