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The Best Advice My Mother Gave Me

May 2 2014 - 8:10pm

Regardless of the number of books we read and the sites we surf, we always turn to our own mothers when we're in need of parenting advice. We asked our Facebook fans to share the best piece of parenting advice their moms ever gave them [1], and they came through with some fantastic tips. From how to handle a sick child to how to cope with stressful times, it looks like our readers' moms had a handle on parenthood.

What was the best piece of advice your mother gave you? Share in the comment section below, or tell us on Facebook [2].

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"The days may be long, but the years are very short. Slow down. Be in the moment." — Erin P.

Source: Instagram user gemmahagel [4]

"Pick your battles. Not everything is worth the argument." — Lizzie S.

Source: Instagram user tfincher14 [5]

"You can't love them too much." — Bonnie P.

Source: Instagram user sweetzcindy [6]

"Nap when they nap." — Ashley L.

Source: Instagram user mandyhrn [7]

"Every child is different. What works for one may not work for the other kids." — Rya D.

Source: Instagram user monocoello [8]

"It's okay for them to cry it out as long as their needs are met." — Dana J.

Source: Instagram user unacarlaemezzo [9]

"Trust your motherly instincts." — Gemma P.

Source: Instagram user yazeli87 [10]

"Let them get dirty." — Nicole P.

Source: Instagram user shelleyross [11]

"Have fun and play with your kids. It's so important to laugh." — Jill M.

Source: Instagram user ungu_violet [12]

"Let them know the difference between good and bad." — Maila A.

Source: Instagram user iamdystinee [13]

"There is no such thing as the terrible twos." — Caitin F.

Source: Instagram user jessh_3 [14]

"Love 'em, feed 'em, and keep 'em dry. Everything else will fall in place." — Jennifer C.

Source: Instagram user ingadesign [15]

"My mom told me we all make mistakes as parents, and asked I make one less mistake than she did." — Bethany C.

Source: Instagram user tshawphotos [16]

"No use in crying over spilled milk." — Kelly J.

Source: Instagram user rcjohnsen [17]

"Trust that your kids are capable of more than you think and let them explore before you muck in and help them." — Heidi C.

Source: Instagram user lawrence_threlfall [18]

"Never wake a sleeping baby!" — Kacie D.

Source: Instagram user katmjellis [19]

"Give your children the chance to be children." — Carla C.

Source: Instagram user theboz1212 [20]

"Rubbing alcohol and a tepid bath will quickly take away an emergency fever." — Tiffaney R.

Source: Instagram user kaitlinheaps [21]

"When in any toy store, remember you're the one that's going to have to pick it up." — Brigitta D.

Source: Instagram user vinhle_23 [22]

"Let the kids help. Teach them to help clean, to help cook, etc." — Haylie P.

Source: Instagram user amandahollis7 [23]

"Go with the flow." — April M.

Source: Instagram user hey_itztiffany [24]

"Love them each equally." — Kylie M.

Source: Instagram user brittyjane2004 [25]

"Everyone will give their opinion on how to be a parent. You smile and say thank you for that advice, and then decide if you want to use it." — Gini V.

Source: Instagram user jackie_f13 [26]

"Bed time routine — get one in place ASAP!" — Emma H.

Source: Instagram user thumahmed [27]

"Kiss, and kiss, and kiss." — Ines C.

Source: Instagram user annie10919 [28]

"Be a mother first, and a friend second." — Heather A.

Source: Instagram user harperwood [29]

"Follow your gut when it comes to things you aren't sure about." — Lauren H.

Source: Instagram user penelope2326 [30]

"Wine is sometimes the best way to end a night." — Brandy R.

Source: Instagram user jovv6 [31]

"Always treat your kids well. They will be responsible for choosing your nursing home." — Marilyn M.

Source: Instagram user sweetmadnessmama [32]

"They always turn out pretty much alright in the end." — Tammy D.

Source: Instagram user leighs_stars [33]


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