We asked some fantastic parents from in and around the city to tell us about the most important thing they have done as parents.

Barbara Robison | Author

My husband and I tried to expose our son to as many new things as possible through reading, travel and just exploring Los Angeles. Then as he developed we supported him in his efforts to select a future career. He changed majors in college because of new interests. After working for a few years, following graduation, we supported his decision to go to law school, with a scholarship and student loan. We provided assistance as we felt we could. We never tried to impose our own interests and desires on him as far as careers. Through exposure and support he landed in a career he enjoys and does well at. He and his wife have done the same with my two grandsons. Read more>>

Jamie Star Crawford | Life Integration Coach & Mental and Emotional Wellness Educator

The moment I found out I was having my son was the single most important moment of my life. I was faced with the decision to keep doing what I had always done, or make the committed decision to develop, heal, and confront myself every day since. Whether we like it or not, our environment is responsible for 80-85% of our internal subconscious programming. This programming impacts our entire internal operating system from our coping mechanisms to the way we belief success should be chased. Essentially, my limitations, are my son’s limitation. Read more>>

Bradford Low | Owner & Founder

As a business owner, it’s natural to be living in your business day and night. I’ve put in my share of 20 hour days in the early years of Tigre Supreme, and realized quickly that spending time with my family, especially my daughters, is the most challenging part of being an entrepreneur. I spend a lot of time working from home, but being not being present for my girls and wife just 100 feet away from me eats at me everyday. Recently, my wife and I have been starting our days as early as 4:30 am, and it’s been immensely beneficial for to family life. Read more>>

Kate Kennedy | Actor, Producer & Development Executive

The most important thing I’ve done as a parent in terms of the impact on my children is to follow my dreams. First as an entrepreneur, and now as an actor/producer in Hollywood. Being a parent, and more specifically the day-to-day responsibilities of both wife and mother, nearly cost me my life. Not in a physical sense, but in a spiritual one. I’d made it to mid-life, on a couple courageous moments in my 20’s. No one tells you being brave is what keeps the tank full. Playing it safe, trying to live perfectly depletes it. At 43 years old, I realized I was hiding behind the role and responsibilities of motherhood. I was no longer living wholehearted. Read more>>

Charlie Newhart | Believer, Comedian, Actor, Writer and Educated Hoodrat

I don’t always tell my kids about my successes, I tell them about my failures too. I believe in transparency. At age appropriate times I tell my kids about my mistakes and what they cost me so they can hopefully avoid those pitfalls. Also, during family meetings I ask them, “what did you fail at this week?” If you didn’t fail at anything during the week that means you didn’t really try to succeed. Read more>>