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Tiera is a native of Baltimore, where she currently resides with her family. A creative at heart and professional wordsmith, she’s passionate about words and finds fulfillment walking in her purpose—being a voice for those who need assistance speaking their most authentic truth.

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  1. I love this❤️ What an inspiration. I am sharing it with my mini me and letting her know I love her as she is and who she will be—beautiful bold and brave.

  2. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS….If only more parents (fathers too, cause whooo Chile there are not enough sports options available 😉)….but just imagine how many more ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL WELL DEVELOPED HUMANS there could be potentially be if more got this concept…..LOVE IS ALL WE NEED✌🏾💜

  3. Love how you embrace this with a sense of humor. I too shared the same situation. It let me tell you, as the mom to two willful, intelligent adult daughters, I’m proud I let them be themselves. At 35 and 48, they are both independent self employed confident women who found their way to good career choices (multiple times) and are secure in how the move through the world. Never fear you daughter’s route to success. You may work for her one day. Sending good wishes.

  4. I love this!!!! This article is completely facts! As parents, we create this image and personality of what we dream our kids to be and it never turns out 100% as what we dreamt but that’s ok. It’s definitely an adventure of discovering who our kids really are.

  5. Beautifully written! You can feel the love, passion and commitment that you have for motherhood. You both are growing gracefully. You just keep getting better with time. I pray that you both continue to inspire and learn from each other daily. Love always wins. 💕

    ~Peace and Blessings

  6. THIS is so good. I can feel your passion and energy jumping from each word on the page. So skillfully written. Thank you for your transparency and sharing your journey! You are two Beautiful souls and look forward to your continual evolution! Keep going! Cheering for You!

  7. I wonderful testimony on parenting. To be able to realize we are all unique individuals is an act of patience. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is different from having your own individual soul and being able to find your beat to the music and path on life.

  8. Love this post! My daughter is now 23, a Spelman graduate and will soon have her Masters from Tufts School of Medicine. My daughter was the same way at 10 and she has surprised me of who she is now. Sooo don’t fret, as my grandmother use to say, just keep on living. I guess she meant what is now will change many times, just keep on living. Now I tell my daughter I’m sooo glad you are not anything like me because you have surpassed me and all my expectations. So, I say, just keep on living.

  9. This story had me in knots and I was sad when it concluded. You captured the essence of motherhood so beautifully and did it with blunt honesty with a glass of humor on the side. Thank you for being an inspiration and reminding us that it’s okay for our kiddos to be different from us. God designed us to be unique and your story reminded us of that. Thank you for being a blessing. I can’t wait to hear more of your story one day 💕

  10. There are no lies told here!!! I can truly relate in more ways than one! One thing for sure , and two things for certain a mothers love is one of a kind. Right , wrong, or indifferent, children can count on our support. I wholeheartedly enjoyed this read! From start to finish. 🙂

  11. Loved this piece. Yes as parents we daydream about our Mini Me’s. However reality is a different story. Neither of our adult Mini Me’s are like us. They turned out to be the perfect versions of themselves.

  12. Tiera Parker, thank you for sharing your story! I can truly relate in more ways than one. I have a daughter who is 9 that will be turning 10 towards the end of the year. I appreciate your transparency and hope that it will other moms with similar stories to know it is ok, everything will be ok, and continue to let your child be just as God intended. I pray that your relationship with your daughter will continue to flourish with an unbreakable bond like no other. Be Blessed!

  13. Yes, to all of this! I share some of your very same sentiments. I now look at my daughter and find myself in awe as she continues to inspire me to embrace some qualities in myself that I had yet to explore…until I saw them in her.

  14. Such a well-written and insightful article! Love how you made those realizations about you and your child’s differences but didn’t let it get in the way of a beautiful mother-daughter relationship.

  15. Such a well-written and insightful article! Love how you made those realizations about the differences between you and your child but didn’t let it get in the way of a beautiful mother-daughter relationship.

  16. This was very beautifully & eloquently written. You actually took me on this journey through your eyes as a parent with you. I totally feel you. While you & your child still have a long way to go, enjoy the experience, pay close attention each day and continue to guide your beautiful spirited daughter into womanhood. Life’s journey continues……
    What an enjoyable read!!

  17. I never thought of my daughter as a mini me. I was too busy trying to provide a way out of someway. Being a single parent she watched me and she became a very independent woman. I am very proud of her to this day.Your piece brought back a lot of parenting memories.

  18. Screaming this is so true when it comes to me and my girls. Sometimes you are just trying to get your children to understand that you only want the best for them with no harm attended. I am very hard on my girls because I want them to be ready for this unpredictable world we live in that Sometimes deal unfair cards. I want them to know to always do your best no matter what people may say just go out there and make those dreams you have for yourself come true. Please know that mommy is right beside you, right behind you, and know that I’m never to far away where I can’t catch you. Tiara you are a amazing speaker thank you for this ❤️ keep it coming my love.

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