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20 Celeb Moms Reveal: The #1 Lesson I Want to Teach My Kids


  • Kelly Ripa 1 of 20
    Kelly Ripa
    Treat your loved each day with respect and love, because you never know when you’re going to see them again.
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  • Alex McCord, Real Housewives of New York 2 of 20
    Alex McCord, Real Housewives of New York
    Trust yourself. If you’re not learning, you’re not growing.
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  • Denise Richards 3 of 20
    Denise Richards
    A lesson that my mom taught me: You’re stronger than you think.
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  • Jacqueline Laurita, Real Housewives of New Jersey 4 of 20
    Jacqueline Laurita, Real Housewives of New Jersey
    Never say anything behind somebody’s back that you wouldn’t or haven’t already said to their face. If you’re not prepared to own it, don’t say it.
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  • Jennie Garth 5 of 20
    Jennie Garth
    Don’t sweat the small stuff. None of it really matters.
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  • Jennifer Weiner 6 of 20
    Jennifer Weiner
    I’d teach them the lesson my mother gave me: that it’s all material. There’s very little in life, however tragic it seems at the time, that isn’t going to be funny at some point. Above all, I’d want
    them to be kind.
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  • Jodi Picoult 7 of 20
    Jodi Picoult
  • Kathy Ireland 8 of 20
    Kathy Ireland
    Treat others as you would have them treat you.
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  • Kerri Walsh 9 of 20
    Kerri Walsh
    Always give 100% to anything you commit yourself to. Dream big, stay close to your family, work hard for what you want, keep God present, don't be afraid to fail, be good to your mother!
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  • Kristi Yamaguchi 10 of 20
    Kristi Yamaguchi
    It's such a fast world we live in now, and so much is expected of kids, and they expect so much that it's like, "You know, slow down. Listen to how you treat people and how they treat you."
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  • Kristin Armstrong 11 of 20
    Kristin Armstrong
    That God loves you and he’ll never leave you.
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  • LuAnn de Lesseps, Real Housewives of New York 12 of 20
    LuAnn de Lesseps, Real Housewives of New York
    Respect other people, especially adults.
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  • Melissa Rivers 13 of 20
    Melissa Rivers
    Never have a sense of entitlement.
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  • Monet Mazur 14 of 20
    Monet Mazur
    Always be kind to other people.
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  • Nicole Sullivan 15 of 20
    Nicole Sullivan
    Not to leave your life or your happiness in other people’s hands. It’s up to you to make every day fun, good, and productive.
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  • Taraji P. Henson 16 of 20
    Taraji P. Henson
    Trust your own voice. When I leave him and can’t always be with him to say, “Do this, do that,” I hope he can hear my voice and God’s voice. There are times when you don’t listen to those voices, and then you find yourself in a world of trouble. But if you start training yourself to listen and obey that voice, you’ll find yourself [avoiding] dumb choices.
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  • Teresa Giudice, Real Housewives of New Jersey 17 of 20
    Teresa Giudice, Real Housewives of New Jersey
    Morals. That’s the number one thing. Respect yourself. Hopefully they’ll grow up just like me. I don’t have skeletons in my closet, thank you very much.
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  • Teri Hatcher 18 of 20
    Teri Hatcher
    Life’s short. Don't waste time on things that are trivial. Get off your cell phone, travel, laugh.
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  • Trista Sutter 19 of 20
    Trista Sutter
    The golden lesson — treat others as you’d like to be treated.
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  • Candace Cameron Bure 20 of 20
    Candace Cameron Bure
    I would hope that they would put others’ needs before their own. That’s the heart of what I teach my children, because we’re given — especially in the country we live in — so much. What I’m trying to teach my children is that it’s so much more fulfilling to put others’ needs before our own. The feeling of helping is so much more rewarding.
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