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.

Seneca Wilson | Author, Motivational Speaker, Educator, and Poet

For me, I believe it is being actively present with unconditional love. Growing up without a father in my life, I still struggle. Living in the projects for over 20 years of my life, I used to feel like life dealt me an unfair hand. I was born into poverty with a single mom who was struggling to work a dead-end job and doing her best to raise her kids. The absence of a father had a huge impact on my life because I always felt lost, incomplete, and confused. Read more>>

Florencia Wendel | enterprising

I have a 4-year-old daughter, we are Argentines, I think that as a mother I make daily decisions that impact her life, such as grabbing our bags and coming to the USA, starting from scratch, in order to have a better future and I always prioritize instilling in her the The strength that women have, to make decisions, to move from scratch and to reinvent ourselves all the time and above all my purpose is in the future to be able to see an empowered woman. Read more>>

Sherie Billingslea | Content Creator

The most important thing I have done as a mom is to show my child that I am human, cry, get frustrated, confused, disappointed, and much more. I show her my feelings, and I express them as well. She needs to know that it is okay to feel our emotions and move forward. She needs to know that we are not machines and that the key is to embrace how we feel and why we feel that way and find an outlet that doesn’t harm us or others. Read more>>