Mothers look at their child's situation and relate it back to when they were kid experiencing something similar, thus delivering advice based on what they learned or the outcome of the event.
Reflecting on the most recent years, one of the greatest pieces of advice my mom has passed on to me was silence. No, she didn't say, "it's better to say nothing." Instead, she meant sometimes the best advice wasn't spoken, but rather understood.
My mom once told me to always believe in yourself. Even if your chances are slim, or everyone else doesn't believe in that, people will look up to you because you're sticking to what you believe in, and they will admire that in you. That was the best advise I ever got from my mom.Lorin, 12, Pennsylvania
“If you want something, get it yourself.”This sound advice has helped me become the strong, independent person I am today. Now if only I could impart this advice on my kids.Sirena Pettersen
She always told me to play more than you clean the house. Dirty your clothes with your kiddos more than you do laundry. Because the house and chores will always remain, but your kids won't and time flies by too fast.Esther Manheimer- Mayor of Asheville
Every time I called my mother to boohoo about something, she would remind me that things could be much worse and point out some real-life tragedies for perspective. It always made me reflect and feel grateful for what I had.Joele Cuyler
"Only you know when something's wrong with your kid. Listen to your gut, no matter how many times the doctor turns you down. You know you child better than anybody in this world does."
When I was young and dating men, my mom always told me to watch how my boyfriends treated their mothers. She said they would treat me the same way. I found this to be so true. I have a husband who thought the world of his mom and shows that same love to me. It's the best advice my mom ever gave me.
My mom told me, "Don't freak out when they get hurt. If you're calm, you can calm them down faster."
Whatever situation I think I'm in, my mom finds a way to make me laugh about. If it’s not fun, then it's funny. This has always kept me light hearted and able to turn a situation into something funny even if it's extremely embarrassing.Paul Juhl – Saxophone player for Empire Strikes Brass
Try to find the positive side of every situation, no matter how unpleasant—and the hidden goodness in every person, no matter how unpromising.Terri Schlenger
Respond rather than react. A visceral reaction will make a heated situation worse, but a thoughtful response can open up a dialogue.Erin Henry
My mom recently told me then gave me a little token that says "Be brave, have courage and remember I'll always be with you"Ally Stacher- Professional cyclist and owner of Ally’s Bar
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