What's The Best Advice Your Parents Have Ever Given You?
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What's The Best Advice Your Parents Have Ever Given You?

Only the best advice comes from your parents.

What's The Best Advice Your Parents Have Ever Given You?

Advice comes in all forms, especially when it comes from a parent. Some choose the sincere route, offering words that only come with years of experience and wisdom, while others are blunt with no sugar coating because, inarguably, that's how life is. Regardless of the approach, all advice is appreciated; it may not all be good, but it's welcomed. So here it is, some of the best advice a kid could hear from her parents in its rawest form:

1. "My mom has always told me this, and her parents always said it to her... that life is all about hard work and treats. Work hard every day, always strive to achieve to the greatest of your potential, and then treat yourself with small things... like dark chocolate or a good coffee or a nap or $100 Lululemon pants."

2. "Whether they are mental, physical, or anything in between, people's disabilities do not define them."

3. "Be your own best friend and you'll never feel lonely."

4. "Be true to yourself."

5. "The more time you spend creating relationships with your family, the more enjoyable life becomes."

6. "Best advice my dad has ever given me was: don't spray hairspray inside the house, it'll get on the walls."

7. "'Just Breathe.' No matter the situation, I hear my mommy's voice utter those two simple words and suddenly I remember that I can get through anything."

8. "Exhale, slowly open your eyes, and remember how precious life is."

8. "What goes around comes around."

9."If you're knowingly behaving badly, you should count on it coming back to you."

10. "'The best piece of advice my parents ever gave to me is to enjoy life in the moment.' Of course they warn me about the future and saving money but they also understand we get one life and we should have as many adventures as possible."

11. "Remember who you are."

12. "This too shall pass."

13. "My mom always says 'God doesn't like ugly,' meaning karma will always find its way back around."

14. "Lead with compassion."

15. "Don't ever compromise your values and beliefs."

And the simplest, yet most comforting of all.

16. "It's going to be okay."

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