Why is resilience important? What does it look like to bring up resilient tamariki? And what can resilience offer our tamariki in terms of living confidently in a culturally diverse context? These are some of the questions we put to a panel of parents – Pio Terei, Stacey Morrison and Te Karere Scarborough – who each have rich contributions to make to the kōrero around growing up as Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand. This kōrero speaks of important truths for all parents as we attend to the important work of raising the next generation to be both confident in their own cultural identity and honouring of others.