What is the most important advice for your children?

September 17, 2008 4:31pm CST
If there was one key piece of advice, or phrase you would like your children to remember, what would it be? For example - The excesses of youth are a downpayment on old age Everything in moderation Never a borrower or a lender be Any better ones?
4 responses
@maapav (730)
• India
18 Sep 08
Be independent and responsible for your own life. This will be my advice for my children.
• United States
17 Sep 08
this may be funny but i think joking of course dont drink the bong water not the best advice any kid will remember is all advcie from mom and dad show them love and caring but be stern and they will live long healthy lives i still remember this one saying my foster father used to say to me this is going to hurt me then it will you and i thought what do you mean its going to hurt me more im being the one spanked right well we learn and we grow
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
17 Sep 08
I love you! That is the peice of advice that I always want my kids to remember. Even if I am mad at them or if we are not agreeing on a subject I want them to know that I love them. I believe that they need to learn to live one day at a time but also know that whatever they do, I will love them.
• United States
17 Sep 08
I'd say 'make hay while the sun shines'. Children have to learn as much as possible while they are young and energetic. What they learn during childhood remains forever. Its easier to bend the stem of a growing plant instead of the trunk of a fully grown tree.