What advice to a new parent?

United States
November 15, 2011 4:50pm CST
What advice do you give to a new mother and new father? What can you say to them about the values to instill and how to live through the tough times and the long (and rewarding) days and nights ahead?
2 responses
@markphil (285)
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
A new parents should always think of the baby and just second priority should be given to each other. Now that you are a parent you have to focus yourself into raising the child properly.
@curmont (343)
• United States
16 Nov 11
I'm sure you have heard before that children grow up way to fast, this is an understatement. There are days that seems so long like they will never end, the baby has been crying all day and you are just exhausted but those days will pass long before you are ready for them to and before you know it you will be looking at your teenage child wondering where the time went. So cherish each day, don't let your job or your friends, or anything else get in the way of you sharing every possible moment with your child. The first few years of life are filled with so many milestones you will never get back so take the time to be the parent who takes to many pictures and home videos you will cherish those memories forever. Give yourself permission to make some mistakes and to need to ask for help. Parenting is not an exact science and there are no clear cut answers to all the problems you will encounter along the way just always act out of love and your family will always share an abundance of happiness.