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.

Precious Paul | CEO of 1 on 1 Financial

I think one of the most important things that I’ve done as a parent is that I set the tone that quitting is never an option for my children. I was a mom at the age of 15 and faced so many obstacles along the way, but I never quit! I may have failed at some things but I learned from them and kept pushing forward. My kids are my witness to this and they understand that you are in total control of your own destiny. There’s absolutely no excuse for you not to be GREAT. Read more>>

Antonio Mondragón | Chef

The biggest impact I feel I’ve had on my kids would be that without perseverance you’ll never know your full potential. You can’t get to the top without stumbling and falling first. Alongside, teaching them responsibilities and the importance of having a good work ethic. Read more>>

Erica Allen | Owner- Forever Crishae

As a parent, I believe the bond I form with my children is vital. It develops a sense of trust and helps me to guide them throughout this ever-changing world. The most important thing that I have done as a parent is speak words of affirmation over my children from the womb to the moment they entered my world. Affirming that their life has a purpose, affirming that they are loving, smart, strong, and resilient. My children understand that they can go out into the world unapologetically as themselves, and impact the lives of those around them. Read more>>


Erica White | Erica’s Dreads

I’ve always enjoyed doing hair. As a young girl, I was given the opportunity through my school to experience working in a Salon. It was from that experience that I believe I caught the bug for being a hairstylist. Although I went on in life to do and experience other things. I would always find myself returning to or still styling hair. During these recent challenging times in the World, I knew that I wanted to leave something for my sons. As a single mother I’ve had many challenges in life. Read more>>