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What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by layi(m): 5:13pm On Oct 09, 2005
My mum once said to me

"I'm a woman and will tell u authoritatively, chasing girls is a worthless venture.
Remember a magnet never begs for iron, flowers never begs for butterflies, maidens never beg for suitors.
Work on your beign and when you're successful ladies come chasing u ..left, right and center. Never forget this"

Over the years i've come to know this is really true.


Whats the best advice your parents ever gave you?
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by hotangel2(f): 2:27am On Oct 10, 2005
There are soo many BESTS. Do u know that most advice we get from parents are always about the opposite sex? Just a thought!

My mom (aunt) told me on my 13th birthday, She said "yetunde, Don't let any guy fool you. Always make sure you do what your heart tells you to do. This doesnt apply to boys only. In whatever situation you find yourself, listen to your heart". Boyyyy was she right?? I've always listened to what my mind/heart tells me... and 89% of the time, my heart is always right. smiley
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by Motee(f): 9:48am On Oct 10, 2005
My dad said he is happy all his children are serving God and even if God calls him to a higher ground, he would not mind.

One of the best advice from Dad but too emotional to be accepted by me. (I want no higher ground work now for my dad)
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by aloib(f): 10:12am On Oct 10, 2005
The last word my dad gave me when I was leaving for Philippines is that 'your colour is going to be a barrier, but you have to show them that you're 300% better than them'. I think thats the best advice given to me so far, because it has really helped me a lot in this lchnko land. cheesy

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Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by nddy(m): 10:57am On Oct 10, 2005
On my sixteenth Birthday, (it was actually my elder sister) she said Nduka, , dont ever think with your manhood but with your brains. I always cherish this even though i dont follow them.
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by uchetobi(f): 11:23am On Oct 10, 2005
My parents said look up to God,your help will always come from him. get close to him, he'll make it worth your while. this has gone a long way in helping me. whenever things arent right i call on him and he always come to my aid. he has indeed made it worth my while.
Y'all try Jesus. he is real for shizzle
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by vexxy(f): 12:53pm On Oct 10, 2005
Mom:

Life isn't so much as doing what you want to do, but what you need to do.

Dad:

Life's not fair, deal with it.
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by angelak(f): 4:05pm On Oct 10, 2005
Dad: There is a price for everything in this life.

Mum: "Hold tight to your God"
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by Bibi(m): 7:56pm On Oct 10, 2005
Cant remember lipsrsealed
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by vexxy(f): 8:13pm On Oct 10, 2005
My mom also told me that for every action there's a reaction.
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by nike4luv(f): 9:15pm On Oct 10, 2005
anything worth doing is worth doing well

thats just one
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by hotangel2(f): 9:21pm On Oct 10, 2005
Dad: Sex is controllable, You can live without it.. But if you find yourself in a situation that you can control, Trojan is the best. (It may sound weird coming from a dad, But i tell you wat.. i love that advice.. and i understand it more than anyone would, cos no one understand my dad as well as i do).
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by WesleyanA(f): 4:30am On Oct 11, 2005
i really don't know/remember . . the best ones are yet to come. for now, most (not all) are crap!

my mom talks to me about God and being nicer to my siblings : "you're treating him like you don't know him" "did you pray before you went to bed?"
my dad talks to me about following his friends' kids' examples: "be like so and so (someone who probably just graduated). don't be like so and so (someone who probably just got pregnant)"

those count as advice i guess.  undecided
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by uchetobi(f): 9:10am On Oct 11, 2005
My dad.... dont do anything that'l put you at a disadvantage
my mum there is time for everything take it one step at a time
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by Scorpio(f): 1:44pm On Oct 11, 2005
When i turned 18, my mom told me''If you want a man to respect you, get your degrees on the table. It's not how good you please him by sleeping with him, beacause at the end of the day, he'll find someone else that can do the same or even better than you do.But if he knows that you can take care of yourself, bring as much as he can to the table and he knows that even if he leaves you, you can still hold it down, he won't play with you.''
My dad said'' Men/Boys will alwayz be there, but your education will not. you can't talk to a man if he does everything for you''.
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by loveth(f): 3:56pm On Oct 11, 2005
my Dad told me that in every situation i am,let me not forget God.
my Mum also told me that prayer is the key to every problem.
They let me know this when i am in a big problem that want to kill me.
And this their advice always help.
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by nike4luv(f): 7:57pm On Oct 11, 2005
my mum always say u dont have to be posh to be privilegde..sounds like an advert to me rolleyes
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by rufaai(m): 11:16pm On Oct 11, 2005
Hey,

I've got lots advice from my parents that are all the best... especially from my Dad...

Dad: You shouldn't have friends... Your friends should always be your books...

Dad: Always hold truth with you, and you shall never go down...

Dad: Abstain from people's property if you want to maintain your dignity...

Mom: Read had to pass your exams once... Too much trials brings about complete failure...

Indeed I've got lots of them... I think my Dad advice me approximately everyday...
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by fabian(f): 10:54am On Oct 12, 2005
Anyone who knows my dad will surely know me from this post.
My dad's most famous advice is this.
(Known famously in my family as the *MY DAD"S NAME* theory of Failure)
and I quote,
" Constant wrong decisions / Time = Failure"
From my Mum,
"Never underestimate the Power of Prayer"
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by Seun(m): 8:54am On Oct 13, 2005
Dad: We are not always right, and sometimes we make mistakes.

I have interpreted it to mean, "take charge of your life, using force if necessary, because you are ultimately responsible for your actions and decisions". I have made every effort to follow that implied advice ever since!
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by loveth(f): 12:16pm On Oct 13, 2005
mum don't listen to guys, i mean don't ever talk to them,they will deceive you.
you can chat,joke with them,but coming to sex run away,they will distroy
your future.ok?
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by afrika(f): 8:45pm On Oct 14, 2005
rolleyes forgotten but i still remember those thimes,

mama would be like: leave all those things, read your books... cos later they would come chasing you...

in fact, the word seemed sweet but painful those days as if i chase women then... but then, i admire them a lot.

dad was like: son , never tell you wife what you earn ...

imagine... those advice still ring in the mind like alarm clock... but that is that cool
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by afrika(f): 8:51pm On Oct 14, 2005
Nduka...this ur thing is out of hand this period... shocked grin
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by damygurl(f): 5:20pm On Oct 16, 2005
Every Monday b4 i start a new session in skool my mom always tell me "Remember d daughter of whom u r"!!!!
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by kbstar(m): 9:35am On Oct 17, 2005
My mum gave me what i continue to see as the best advice for anybody. She said, having observed and satisfied with whom I have always been:

'Never change your attitude by influence of negative behaviours from others towards you..remain who you are' and i have always been like that!
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by vexxy(f): 6:26pm On Oct 17, 2005
More:

Mom:

Always say please and thank you
If you appreciate someone, tell them
Treat everyone with respect

Dad:

Don't believe everything you hear
People are not bad, sometimes they just do bad things
Work hard for what you want, you'll never appreciate it if it was just given to you
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by laura(f): 4:35am On Oct 18, 2005
My mom taught me that peace starts at home, you cannot expect to have peace in the world when you are having a war (fighting) at home.`s
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by loveth(f): 12:05pm On Oct 18, 2005
My mum taught me that i should target my goal so as to have a bright future. smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by jenny247(f): 12:34am On Oct 19, 2005
My Dad once told me, learn not to place too much importance on anything(material things), so you don't hurt or have an emotional breakdown when you have to live without it.
those words, i'll never forget.
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by WesleyanA(f): 12:36am On Oct 19, 2005
my mom tell me stories of her childhood with her brothers, sisters and parents, how she met my dad, what she did when she failed math, ... . . . she has the best stories ever!  grin grin
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by layi(m): 12:44am On Oct 19, 2005
Advice o o o Wesili
Re: What's The Best Advice Your Parents Ever Gave You? by vexxy(f): 1:34am On Oct 19, 2005
I can't remember who told me this but:

People will treat you the way you allow them to treat you.

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