Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's Not So Bad

There will be times in your life that you may not want advice but you should get it - especially when making BIG moves (moving, marriage, career, major purchases, etc).

Lay down your pride, research and get advice. Get advice from friends. Bounce ideas off co-workers. Get online and research.

Seeking or getting opinions doesn’t mean you have to take it. It means you’re being smart, sorting out information and making the best decision for you.

A MUST go to for advice are your parents. Not that we know it all. However, more than anyone else on earth we have your best interest at heart. Our guidance does not have a hidden agenda. We only want the very best for you. The last thing we want for you is to make a huge mistake.

I know it’s hard for you to take advice from us sometimes but really it’s not about us seeing you as little boys or us not having any faith or confidence in your judgment. It’s about you being smart, getting suggestions from people who love you with all that we are.

Although, I’ve said it a thousand times, I thought maybe I’d leave this here for you as another mommy reminder.
*** This post is just another note to my boys. ***

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Rebecca Bany said...

I love that post. I'll be passing that one along! Thanks.
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~ Mona said...

Thanks much. It's just another way to try to get them to listen, you know.

Linda @ USSParenting said...

That is such good advise. We all want our children to look to us for wisdom and good counsel. But that doesn't happen overnight. It must be earned by parents being honest and modeling good behavior in front of their children every day. Only then will children trust enough to ask for our opinion.

Good post!

~ Mona said...

For a long time I think our oldest thought we were just trying to keep him our little boy at home. We wanted him home to save money an concentrate on school.
I hope he now knows are advice was solid.

Patricia said...

Great post! My daughters come to me for advice now that they have children. It goes both ways I trust their advice also.
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Thisisme. said...

How brilliant is that post?! Very clever and I hope that it does act as a reminder to your boys!!! Very good my friend. I now have to look for the Vote on how to promote your blog that you mentioned!!

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Cathy Kennedy said...

Unfortunately children don't always receive well-intended advice from parents -- too controlling in their immature and sometimes juvenile minds, I've learned. Are mine taking my advice? For the most part - no, but I have hope this will all change one day.

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Lynn said...

Stopping by from the Wonder Wednesday blog hop :)

Great advice!!

Pam said...

Love this post. I totally agree too. My kids need to read this. :)

SocialStudiesSoubrette said...

It really is hard to lay that pride aside some times and soak up the advice you really need to hear.

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

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chubskulit said...

Lovely tips, I could use this for my daughter,.