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.

Eila Algood | Writer & Producer

Live my truth. I have made some difficult decisions in my life in order to be true to me at the cost of relationships and status quo in my family. This is important as a parent because as I have encouraged my children to be true to themselves, I had to do the same. I had to model it in order for them to embrace the concept. Read more>>

David Di Meco | Product Design & Development

Always Support And Never Criticize. Read more>>

Aly Fernandez | Licensed Surety Agent (Bail Bonds)

The most important thing I did as a parent was instill the importance of work ethic, value of money and discipline. I have to say I did a pretty good job. She is now 24 years old with a masters degree, a career and seems to manage her funds adequately. Read more>>

Meghan Martínez | Business Owner, Coach, Poet, and Artist

I am a parent to five kiddos. I think the most important thing I have done as a parent is simply being willing to continually look at and lovingly accept the realities of who I am as a person and then do the work to develop myself from there. Read more>>