Our community is made up of brilliant artists, creatives and entrepreneurs, but many of them are also dedicated parents and so we asked them an in port at question: If you are a parent, what do you think is the most important thing you’ve done as a parent in terms of the impact on your children?

Azu Agada | Owner

I think one key thing I have shown my children while running businesses is that ownership is important. Through that they have caught on to so many life lessons. That they can do whatever it is they want if they work hard, that if they have an idea they can make it happen, that their life can be created and shaped into exactly what they choose by the choices they make. It’s our duty as parents to understand our kids start where we are economically by birthright. Let them stand on our shoulders and push the last name forward. Read more>>

Coryanne Ettiene | Owner

There are so many things you want to teach your children before they start off on their own life path, perhaps the biggest for me was the opportunity to teach them to stay true to their word, to put community before self and to never give up no matter how easy it would be to do so. Modern living has a way of making life easy and predictable making it hard to show your children how to overcome and rise above challenges, but 2020 disrupted everything and present plenty of obstacles to overcome. When the shut down occurred my children were able to watch me pivot my business, support my community and ride out the bumpiest parts with nothing more than determination to hold on. We never shielded our teens from the daily troubles of being a small business in the time of Covid, rather we used it as an teaching tool. They saw the sort of determination, strength and conviction that you only get to exercise when you are fighting for survival. Read more>>

Kevin Moore | Owner & Author

I can’t narrow this down to one thing, although the most important priority for my wife and me is to make sure that our children put God first in their lives. As they do that everything else starts to fall in place. We consistently tell our children to remain humble and teachable and they will have a lot of favor in their lives. We have tried to model integrity for our children and oftentimes that means doing things you don’t want to do, taking a risk that you might look stupid, or keeping your mouth shut when you have every right to put others in “their place.” They have been given a lot of opportunities that most people their age wouldn’t normally have, simply by following these guidelines. Read more>>