What is the one most valuable lesson your parents taught you?

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  1. Sunshine625 profile image87
    Sunshine625posted 12 years ago

    What is the one most valuable lesson your parents taught you?

  2. KDF profile image60
    KDFposted 12 years ago

    Good things come to those who wait
    What comes around goes around
    Everything happens for a reason
    There is nothing you can't do unless you choose not too

    1. Sunshine625 profile image87
      Sunshine625posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      WTG Mom!!

  3. Sunshine625 profile image87
    Sunshine625posted 12 years ago

    To never give up. Even if the end result might look bleak and hopeless, never give in.

    To always watch your back.

    So far so good!smile

  4. billybuc profile image85
    billybucposted 12 years ago

    Treat others with respect if you expect to receive respect from them.

    1. Sunshine625 profile image87
      Sunshine625posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Amen Bill!

  5. FreezeFrame34 profile image73
    FreezeFrame34posted 12 years ago

    The one most valuable lesson my parents taught me was "once you put your mind into something, to never give up, until you accomplish your goal!"

    Closely followed by "never say I can't...say I will try" "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again," and "All good things come to those who wait."

  6. PurvisBobbi44 profile image90
    PurvisBobbi44posted 12 years ago

    My Grandmother loving words instilled these rules of life in my brain:

    To be independent

    You cannot trust everyone

    Stand up for what is right

    Live by the Golden Rule

    Love God, Family and Country

    Act like a Lady at all times

    1. Sunshine625 profile image87
      Sunshine625posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Bobbi, Your grandmother did well by you. Her words of wisdom are wonderful.

  7. Ruchira profile image72
    Ruchiraposted 12 years ago

    To treat others the way you want them to treat you & never ever give up 'cause chances are that life has something "better" to offer you.

    1. Sunshine625 profile image87
      Sunshine625posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent advice Ruchira!!

  8. KimberlyLake profile image85
    KimberlyLakeposted 12 years ago

    My father taught me to love. My mother taught me to work hard.

  9. elayne001 profile image80
    elayne001posted 12 years ago

    My parents taught me how to work. I always had chores as a child, and have never been without a job.I worked both summers while I was in high school and learned the value of self reliance.  Even when my children were young, I held a part-time job. My father taught me by his example. He worked very hard to provide for our family.

  10. sassydee profile image69
    sassydeeposted 12 years ago

    i must say that it is hard to choose one but, if I had to I would have to pick, "treat others in the way you would want them to treat you" and if they don't treat you like the way you want to be treated then don't be around them.

  11. fpherj48 profile image59
    fpherj48posted 12 years ago

    My mother taught us to be financial/budget geniuses...always on our toes, alert to scams and fraud.....protect our investments and interests.  Squeeze the penny till Abe hollers "Uncle."
    My Dad was a wealth of life lessons.....especially about being kind and fair ...tolerant and helpful.    My sis and I were blessed with wonderful, loving & wise parents.

    1. Sunshine625 profile image87
      Sunshine625posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Wonderful advice from your wise parents!smile

  12. ask-singleDad profile image60
    ask-singleDadposted 12 years ago

    Never abuse a child. Have integrity and be honorable in all things.

  13. profile image0
    Curiadposted 12 years ago

    There were many things so choosing one is tough, I would have to say that Treating everyone with respect was the most valuable.

  14. time2rite profile image60
    time2riteposted 12 years ago

    The one most valuable lesson my parents taught me, and probably explains my tenacity, is that you can do anything you set your mind to.  It gave me the determination I needed to never give up, go after my passions, and what I needed to get through an especially tough time in my life.  I made sure to pass this one on to my own sons!

  15. alphagirl profile image68
    alphagirlposted 12 years ago

    Definitely work ethic. As I raise my kids, I see so many that do not have a clue about how money is earned. It seems many think you just need to show up to work.

  16. cloverleaffarm profile image67
    cloverleaffarmposted 11 years ago

    Honesty is ALWAYS the best policy. It is better to hurt someone with the truth than with a lie.
    Always do and give your best.

  17. WookieWonderfuls profile image61
    WookieWonderfulsposted 11 years ago

    Possibly whats right and wrong, and to be respectful to which i practice to this day smile

  18. Deepika Arun profile image59
    Deepika Arunposted 11 years ago

    A tribute to my parents - the best of their kind! read more


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