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.

Dr. Tiara Watford | Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Author, and Business Owner

The most important thing I have done as a parent that has significantly impacted my child was advocating for her. Raising a daughter on the Autism Spectrum requires continuous advocacy, whether at school, in the community, or sometimes within our own family. Some children on the spectrum are nonverbal, and parents need to be their voice. Standing up for what’s right and fair treatment positively impacts her overall well-being. I am her voice, and it takes a particular parent to hear what a child cannot say. Read more>>

Shatora Ladorne | Business & Personal Development Coach

Giving everything I’ve got to put action behind a dream has probably been the most important thing. Being able to show my kids what tenacity, perseverance, and endurance look like has not only sparked the Entrepreneur bug in them but has also created a set of values and morals within them that I couldn’t have just taught. They had to see it. Read more>>

Kimberly M. Starks, APR | Public Relations Practitioner

The most important thing is that I’ve prepared them to be independent. I’ve taught them the value of independence. I’ve prepared them to do most things on their own, and if they need help, how and when to reach out for that assistance. Read more>>