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Babble's Readers and Bloggers Share the Best Advice Their Parents Ever Gave Them

By Lori Garcia |

Fellow Kid Scoop blogger, Mandy

You know how much parenting advice you dole out on the regular.

From clichés to repeating the things your own parents said, you’re always offering pearls of wisdom.

Last week I shared an intimate look into my formative years with My Parents Always Said…. As much as I enjoyed writing the piece, my parents seemed to enjoy it the most. No, not because they were featured on Babble in all their ’70′s glory, but because the post proved I was listening. All the times they thought their advice went in one ear and out an eye roll, I was actually listening.

Parents, let’s keep talking. Talking through the turned backs, eye rolls, and the too loud TV. Someday our kids will realize we were right. And boy, when they do we can feel good knowing we’ve done our part.

We asked our readers on Facebook for the best advice their parents offered; here are a few of our favorites:

“Nothing good ever happens after midnight.” via Meg

“To always go with my gut instincts. It took me a while to understand but… My gut never lies to me!” via Debbie


“When I was 17 my Dad said that I had not yet met the person I would marry (because they did not like the boy I was dating) He was right!!” via Stephanie

“‘Not every person you meet is your ‘friend’. And another was, ‘You are guilty by association!’” via Melissa

We here at Babble can’t get enough of good old-fashioned parental advice. We asked our friends and fellow bloggers for the wisdom that shaped their formative years; these are their stories.

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Readers and Bloggers Share the Best Advice Their Parents Ever Gave Them


"Always treat the lowest person on the totem pole with the same respect as the person at the top. You never know when they'll be the boss."
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About Lori Garcia


Lori Garcia

Lori Garcia is a writer and mother of two living and loving in Southern California. When she's not fussing with her bangs, you can find her shaking her groove thing on her personal blog, Mommyfriend where she almost never combines true tales of motherhood and mayhem with her degree in child development. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lori's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “Babble's Readers and Bloggers Share the Best Advice Their Parents Ever Gave Them

  1. Danielle C says:

    thank you for sharing a memory! :)

  2. kathypatalsky says:

    I love ALL of these!! And I adore all the vintage photos. So glad I could contribute :)

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