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.

Tara Benmeleh | Author, Designer, Mother and Tea Server

Not stopping working. My son Max Aero is 6 and is so proud of Gracias Madre book and my jewelry line, espiritutara. Gracias Madre “birthed” the same time my second child, Bodhi Hy was born 2 months ago. I also serve tea ceremony and Max enjoys sharing and serving his friends both tea and sings mantras to them. In all these practices, he has learned to serve, create and share. The fact that I didn’t stop being me when I became a mother allows my child to understand how important it is to do what you love. Read more>>

Janeris Marte | Portrait photographer

One of my goals is for my daughters to see well beyond being an employee. I see so much potential in them. So it makes me so proud when they mention my business. It’s important for me to visibly see the freedom, benefits, and possibilities that come with entrepreneurship. Also allowing them to participate when they can. They’re only 5 and 7 but letting them take part in my marketing and in my product reveals in clients orders has made them excited snout business. I hope to raise CEOs of major companies. Read more>>