17 Things Your Mother Wants You to Know

We asked mothers via Facebook to share the best advice they received from their mothers, and passed on to their children.

By Meaghan Cameron from Reader's Digest
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    1. Be kind to everyone. You never know what's really going on in someone's life. —Mary Morgan

    2. Dear child, when you grow up: Remember not to give everything to a guy.—Nadia El Ghani

    3. I have never heard one person say that life was easy.—Chris Taylor

    4. Never become complacent in anything in life. Whether it's work, relationships, or just driving on the road—you have to pay attention, and strive toward perfection.—Elizabeth Wysocki Landino

    5. If a man or woman is down, you give them your hand. —Shanesh Ranchhod

    6. Do what you can, for whom you can, with what you have, and where you are.—Uma Maheswari

    7. Never pass up an opportunity to use the restroom.—Lisa Denton Riley

    8. Always wear comfortable shoes.—Lisa Denton Riley

    9. Friends won't let you do stupid things...alone. —Casey Leigh Steel Brelsford

    10. Unless you are true to yourself, there's no way you can be true to others.—Kayleigh Bondor

    11. I will love you enough to tell you 'no.' —Michele Chandler Dilbeck

    12. No matter what your financial state, if a child’s needs are met, it's good for his character not to give him everything he wants. Make him earn the extras.—Barbara Jean Sunday

    13. Wear an old coat; buy a new book.—Teressa Glazer

    14. Doesn’t matter if you're cold or it hurts, as long as you look good .—Carla Rachael Ralls

    15. God could not be everywhere. That's why mothers were created.—Claire Villanueva

    16. The best gift you can give a child is a Mom and Dad who love each other.—Leigh Ann Krohe

    17. There's always a light at the end of the tunnel. Just pray it's not a train.—Casey Leigh Steel Brelsford

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