Parenting is an incredibly important responsibility and so we wanted to get a conversation going with input from parents in the community. We asked them: what is the most important thing you’ve done as a parent? We’ve highlighted some of the responses below.

Gi’Vonta Young | Barber

The most important thing I’ve done as a parent is showing them that if you believe in yourself, and trust that gut feeling you’ll do fine in whatever you pursue. I want my kids to know that their dad gave his all in becoming the best at what he does, I want them to have that same drive to know that whatever they want, with hard work they can have it. Read more>>

Christin Gaither | Hair Stylist and Salon Owner

As a parent the most Important thing I’ve done is become an entrepreneur. My son was diagnosed with autism at 18 months and I’ve always had to work around his therapy schedule.when I worked for others it was kind of a struggle ,but once I branded myself and was able to have my own business I has the freedom to set aside anytime I need for my son. Read more>>

Kia Shuler | Fitness Trainer, Streetbrand Owner & Messenger

the most important thing I’ve done as a parent in terms of the impact on my child is I’ve shown her great work ethics. My daughter has always seen me work and has always heard me be very verbal about not wanting to work for someone else for the entirety of my life. I’ve allowed my daughter to be extremely hands on in every process of me becoming and entrepreneur and building my brand. I want her to see that working for someone else’s dream is a full time job but working on your own dreams is a lifestyle. Read more>>