We asked some of the best parents we know to tell us about the most important thing they’ve done as parents and have shared their wisdom below.

Traphouse Yicc | Rap Artist

I Never Gave Up On Anything I Did . I Stayed Consistent An had Hope For Everything. Read more>>

Blaine Duncan | Editor-in-Chief and Owner of The Alabama Take

Parenting is love. No matter what I do for my daughter — be it good, but especially what she would consider bad — I remind her many times that she’s loved. At bed, my wife and I even ask her to say to herself that she is loved. Not feeling loved, cared for, or noticed can be a big problem for anyone; I think that’s a starting point to everything in parenting. Hopefully, our daughter will grow up thinking, “This situation may be bad, but I’m loved no matter what.” Read more>>

Jay Saxe | Relationship Specialist

I have a 11 yr old, 4 yr old, and 8 month old. So a little over two years ago I chose to actively heal my Past traumas and childhood wounds. My reactions to my eldest daughter and the 4 yr old (at the time 2 yr old) was steeped in control, fear, shame, and guilt. I was so afraid of my own emotions that I stifled theirs. I hovered and controlled because I didn’t have any guidance when I was young, not healthy boundaries, nor control. So it showed up in my parenting and eventually showed up I. The behaviours. I believe kids can only do what they’re shown and it’s necessary for me to show them vulnerability, growth, and a willingness to let life be easy. I hope this answers the questions Jay Read more>>

Kemiko Lawrence | Community builder/Nature lover/Founder/Brewmaster/Yoga Educator

I believe the most important thing I have done is to model for my children how to live and embody the words I speak. EQ (Emotional Quotient) is more important than IQ (Intelligence Quotient). Living your authentic truth will ensure that you will maintain your mental health, which is intimately connected to selfcare. Read more>>

Vega The Free | Entrepreneur & Spiritual Mentor

The most important thing I have done as a parent is remembering who I am. Sometimes society puts limitations on parents, from the way we express ourselves, the type of lifestyle we’re expected to live, and what career field we should be in. I teach my kids that not only am I a mother, but also a wife, daughter, sister, friend, business owner etc. By remembering who I am, it is my hope that they will never forget who they are. I believe it will help them understand that I am I human on a journey just like them, and generational curses will be broken. . Read more>>

Vincent Thomas | Entertainer & Humanitarian

One of the most important thing I have done as a parent was to instill the fact to my daughter that nothing is promised and the fact that you have to work hard for what you want to achieve in life. I know for sure that plays a huge impact on how I raised my daughter. Read more>>

Luna Guzman | Atlanta Makeup Artist

Listening and communicating. Gentle parenting is so snubbed now a days for being interpreted as not strict enough. I absolutely think there is value in listening and communicating to your child. As a teen mom to a little baby girl, I was so nervous to take on such a huge responsibility but one thing I was sure of was that I wouldn’t resort to physical punishment. Me and her talk about everything and I try to always get her thoughts on anything that impacts her so she understands she is valued. Read more>>

Stacee Butler | Serial Entrepreneur (i.e. Author, Publisher, Model, Apparel line Owner, Acting)

I’ve encouraged my two daughters all along the way. Not6hing beats a failure but a try! They know that I love them unconditionally and Mama got their back! Both are inspiring entrepreneurs in their own right. However, I also emphasize education. The oldest is a raising junior, majoring in Business, and the youngest is a rising sophomore majoring in pre-med. I live a life of transparency. And strive to live in a way that models, integrity Read more>>