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.

Naibi Rivera | Business Owner and Event Planner

I believe that teaching my children to take risks and not give up are the most important things for their future. When I was growing up, I was always the kid that loved to dream about my future and all its possibilities, But, when it came down to it, I was scared and lacked determination. I let the thought of failure win over my dreams and I gave up before the start line. Read more>>

Carley Schweet | Founder & Editor of Hello Postpartum

The most important thing I’ve done as a parent to positively impact my children (one is two years and the other is five months) is going to therapy. Hear me out: becoming a parent is an absolute whirlwind. Every day, you face new challenges and obstacles while running on broken sleep. Read more>>

Chelsea Maier | Fitness Brand Owner, Creator and Personal Trainer

One of the most important things I have done as a parent, in terms of the impact on my children, was never giving up, even when faced with challenges and obstacles. Even when I’m not always motivated, I’ve never given up. Being motivated should not be the only time you press forward. Read more>>

Tiffany Burgdorf | Licensed Esthetician, Mother, and Wife

I think one of the most important things I’ve done was putting myself first and making the decision to go back to school in pursuit of a career change. I want my boys to know that anything really is possible with perseverance and determination. Making the decision to change careers and enroll in school was both scary and exciting, but I did it. I managed to graduate from college and become a licensed esthetician in the middle of a pandemic. My kids know they’re in charge of their own happiness and success! Read more>>

Kathleen Tolbert | Author and Artist

I am a parent of two now! As a single mother I towed my daughter to events and performances by necessity that exposed her to the perseverance needed to navigate dreams of stardom or entrepreneurship. I believe this enabled her to witness first hand seeing a vision to manifestation. My desire to create timeless literary work is rooted in leaving a footprint that can be revisited and shared for generations to come. I hope my children will pursue their passions with an equal tenacity. Read more>>