What's the best advice to give a child when they leave home?

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  1. cindyvine profile image80
    cindyvineposted 10 years ago

    What's the best advice to give a child when they leave home?

  2. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 10 years ago

    Never buy cheap shoes? Whatever you say, say nothing?  Those are two that my father gave me.  Both have been instrumental in shaping my (warped) development.

  3. hometips profile image56
    hometipsposted 10 years ago

    Love you Sweet Heart. Take Care. Follow Traffic Rules.

  4. Gillsie profile image61
    Gillsieposted 10 years ago

    Don't let the door hit you in the....

    No but seriously, don't forget that you can ask for help. No one has all the answers and starting out on your own can be overwhelming. Ask for advice, ask questions, ask for directions...it never hurts to ask.

  5. Karma Freedom 97 profile image58
    Karma Freedom 97posted 10 years ago

    I'll always be a phone call away...

    and when I'm not you're s.o.l. !

    L.O.L... j/k !

    Just make sure they know your always gonna be right there if they ever need you. smile

  6. bcook profile image60
    bcookposted 10 years ago

    If they are heading off to college I suggest you show them my hub College- A Retrospect. First check it out to make sure it is appropriate, but as a recent grad I consider myself a semi-knowledgeable creature.

  7. Lady_E profile image71
    Lady_Eposted 10 years ago

    Don't stay out late at night. Example 12am, 1am etc. (My Dad always used to say this to me).

  8. profile image55
    Calliope Jonesposted 10 years ago

    Some of the same things I tell them now, really.

    Don't play in traffic, sit facing the door, if you talk to strangers, ask good, identifying questions, that sort of thing.

    But for a grown child, I would add, Don't waste time making everyone around you happy at your own expense.  It never, ever works out.

    Of course, they never, ever listen, either *grin*

    -Calliope Jones

  9. Candie V profile image59
    Candie Vposted 10 years ago

    If you've raised them well then there's nothing to add but a kiss on the cheek and an "I love ya!"  Don't let them know that you're leaving the porch light on for them, just in case!!

  10. lrohner profile image78
    lrohnerposted 10 years ago

    "Lock up your (ipod/cell phone/digital camera/laptop) when you're not using it, because I'm not buying you another one!"  smile

    Between all three of my kids, I've replaced enough stolen iPods and cell phones why they were at college to keep Apple AND Verizon in business for the next 10 years!

  11. MermaidMoney profile image77
    MermaidMoneyposted 8 years ago

    Don't engage in sexual activity unless you love the person.
    Be careful and use condoms!

    Remember that drunk people look stupid. And if you must drink, do not drive!

  12. LeisureLife profile image69
    LeisureLifeposted 8 years ago

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