Our community is made up of brilliant artists, creatives and entrepreneurs, but many of them are also dedicated parents and so we asked them an in port at question: If you are a parent, what do you think is the most important thing you’ve done as a parent in terms of the impact on your children?
Carline Beaubrun | Event Designer & Serial Entrepreneur
Being a mother to three beautiful children has been the greatest joy of my life. I have two boys (one is 17 and the other is 13) and a 15 year old girl. They’ve been with me through thick and thin and have observed my fighting spirit both in life and business. There are so many things I realize they’ve learnt from me that it’s hard for me to pinpoint one and call it the most important. What I’ll say is this – my kids have learnt tenacity, vulnerability and strength from observing everything I do and being an integral part of my life. All my kids are entrepreneurs. My eldest owns a clothing line and is a music producer, my girl owns a scrubs business and my youngest earns money through gaming. They each have go-getter attitudes and put in the work to make their businesses succeed because they’ve garnered practical experience about running a business after being my sidekicks for 13 years. Read more>>
Benny Samuels | Social Change-Maker
All too often, I worry about what I have not taught him or instilled in him. A worry that seems be common with parents, especially mothers like me, who have an only child. I call Sergio my “one and only” because whatever good or mistakes I have made with him, there’s are no “re-do’s”. Over time, as I have leaned more into my competence and experience as a mother, I have come to realize that I don’t need to raise a perfect human being; but it is imperative, that I raise a kind, useful, and good human being. My mother used to have this saying “mokey-see, monkey-do”. I have always been very conscious of this. One of the most important things I have done as a parent is to walk my talk (generally speaking and not perfectly; though I am sure if you asked my son he could quickly tell you the times I have not done so from his perspective LOL!). Our son has seen both his parents subscribe to the “work hard. play hard” concept. Read more>>
Asa McKee | Entrepreneur & Business Owner
Be there for them with love, affection and attention no matter how fast the world and business are spinning. No matter how stressed or distracted we could be, we always show up for our kids so that they have a strong foundation of love and support. Read more>>