The single mom posted a meme to Instagram Thursday, Jan. 31, which read, “Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindest, most beautiful and magical humans on earth, for what they believe is what they will become.”
“#Parenting 101 Good morning #Moms, #Dads, #teachers and #nurses 💕 I’m raising a #President and #King what are you raising?” Parks asked in the caption.
The message struck the hearts of several fans who applauded Parks for her stance.
“You better instill self love to the children!”
“Yes!! I wish everyone would do this 🌏”
It also spurred her followers to share what they’re instilling in their own children.
“I’m raising an orthodontist and an obgyn 💕😘😍”
“I also have my son speak affirmations to himself. I have them printed out on his mirror so he recites them when getting dressed. (I am smart, I am strong, God loves me, etc).”
“My three children are adults now and doing well! I taught them about the greatness that swelled within each one of them, to bring balance, I taught the importance of caring for other Human beings through having them care for a pet. Having pets taught them responsibility…”
During her time on “RHOA,” Parks frequently referred to her sons, 5-year-old Dylan Nida and 8-year-old Ayden Nida, as President and King respectively. How she’s reared her boys is reflected in her philanthropic work as well. In 2014, she organized the “Save Our Sons” event in Atlanta. The inaugural rally and conference, which she put on in partnership with RadioOne, was meant to empower Black boys and men.
“Pretty much what that does is provide mentorship to bridge the gap between younger men and older men within our African American community,” she told Forbes in 2016 of the current program. “Hopefully, it will foster conversations about being a man and being viable in the greater community.”