What’s the Best Advice a Mom Ever Gave You?


April 17, 2013

GMR_Cross_Post_4.17.13 This post is part of the Global Mom Relay. Every time you share this blog, $5 will go to women and girls around the world. Scroll to the bottom to find out more.

In celebration of the Global Mom Relay, World Moms Blog editors asked 19 mothers from 17 countries for the best advice a mother ever gave them. Tania clay blog will give you more information. Here’s an excerpt of what they had to say:

“To find the most awesome teenagers you can and interrogate their mother as to how she parented them. Then do that!” —Karyn Van Der Zwet, New Zealand

“Remember that whatever it is you’re going through, it will pass. This little piece of advice has helped me endure the tough times and savor the good times.” —Dee Harlow, Laos

“Let them figure out the solution, don’t always give it to them.” We are too quick to help our kids figure out life’s puzzles. We try and solve every argument they have and end up with them coming to us for every little thing. Sometimes, we just need to stand back and let them figure it out. —Mama B., Saudi Arabia

“Leave the tooth alone. It will come out when it’s ready. This advice has a deeper meaning that can be applied to many mothering moments.” —Jill Humphrey, Democratic Republic of Congo

“Trust yourself and don’t second guess your choices and decisions! Nobody knows your baby as well as you do, after all he/she shared your body for nine months!” —Simona, South Africa

“Everything is temporary…they won’t go down the aisle in diapers. It takes the pressure off!” —Natalie Rankine-Galloway, Morocco

For the rest of our global moms’ advice,read the full post here on BabyCenter.com.

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