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.

Tim Brys | Procurer of Rare and Wonderous Objects (also known as a Teaching Collection Coordinator)

I am the parent of two boys, one 11 and the other 4. I think that the most important thing I have done to impact their lives is to take them out in the field to experience things firsthand. Whether it’s studying nature in a hands-on setting, looking for fossils near our home, or helping with research projects, each opportunity gives them something that they can’t get from sitting at home in front of a screen. Read more>>

Olivia Ogren-Hrejsa | Owner of Olivia Ogren-Hrejsa Photography

It isn’t easy to name just one thing I have done as a parent that has impacted my child the most. “Listening” may be the answer to this question. I am a mom to an open-hearted, creative, happy, and kind child. My son will be a freshman in high school this fall. Looking back at the years that have flown by, I am so grateful I had a flexible line of work that allowed me to be fully present in his daily life. Read more>>

Clarion Brown | Question

I think the most important thing I have done for my children, it’s not money, nice clothes, or even trips but introducing them to JESUS. I grew up in the church and it was the best thing my parents could’ve done for me. I did become a rebel and strayed away for some time as some kids do, but I always knew where to go back to. I gave my life to Christ at a very early age. I remember the day like it was yesterday. Read more>>

Anthony Winston III, P.E. | Owner & Principal Engineer at Winston Engineering Inc

I have two children (5 year old Charlotte and 6 year old Olivia). There are quite a few things that I’ve done that I hope make a lasting impact on my kids. Saying “I love you” We normalizing saying “I love you” in our household. All children need to hear it but as a father, I think it’s especially important that my little girls know Daddy loves them. I think it gives kids the confidence to face the world knowing that they have parents that are in their corner. Read more>>