Coming from a family of educators, relationship growth specialist India Green knew early on that she would carve a different path to improving the lives of children, outside of the classroom. One of those ways is in her relationship with one child in particular – her young son Mason. Get to know more about her life as a mom below!
What did you like most about your son’s child care experiences?
The staff were always willing to see Mason succeed. They were very hands-on and truly nurturing. They assisted with the potty training process, and, if it wasn’t for their help, we might still be struggling in that area.
Talk about an educator you admired and what you learned most from them.
I had some wonderful educators. I would have to say my grandmother. Growing up in a small town, I would hear the question, “Is Dr. Lackey your grandmother?” The question usually followed with, “I loved her as my teacher. She was amazing.” Although she stopped teaching long before I started school, having an impact on students showed that she truly was invested in the work that she was doing and that there are educators out there that are truly making an impact.
If you could go back in time, what is one thing you would tell yourself before you became a parent?
I would tell myself that no matter if I feel as though I am failing, that little person is still depending on me and looks at me as their overall hero. It will be ok!
What has been your favorite age to parent?
My favorite age to parent would have to be when Mason was still in the infant stage, roughly 8-12 months old. Seeing him learn how to walk and learning to say various words were so precious and exciting seeing him being “independent.”
What is your favorite thing about your child at his age now?
My favorite thing about my son’s current age (five) is that he is in tune with asking “why.” He is always interested to learn, and, when he learns something, he tends to share it out by starting the conversation, “did you know…”
What is the best advice you ever got about parenting?
If you are not taking care of yourself, you will not be able to take care of your little ones. Therefore, taking care of your physical health, mental health, and overall health is so important. Someone is counting on you.
What is/were your favorite activities to do with your child?
My favorite activity to do with Mason would be traveling with him and exposing him to various things in the world, like taking him to museums, markets, plays, etc.
Want to learn more about India? Check out her previous Last Day Q&A feature.