The best one-sentence parenting advice

The road of parenting wasn’t meant to be walked alone.

It’s so helpful to be able to get together with other moms and talk about what’s working and what’s not or share our successes, frustrations, and what we’ve learned. 

Which is why I love the answers some of you shared when I asked:

“What parenting advice would you give in one sentence?” (It’s one of the questions on my Introduce Yourself post in my sidebar).

I’ve loved reading your nuggets of wisdom and decided to put some of my favorites up today so others could read them too…

Karen said: When you want to put your baby down, hold him for three more minutes and enjoy him instead.

M.Z. said: My advice to parents is to let their kids eat cake; they will only be children for a short period of time.

Sandy said: Be the parent and set the rules; the kid isn’t supposed to run the house!

edj said: Teach them to cook early on; it will simplify your life.

Tami said: Have dinner together every night; you learn so much from your kids during that 30 minutes. 

Golden Grasses said: Sympathize with the hearts of your children.

Kathy C said: Write down memories as they happen and take a lot of pictures.

and possibly my favorite…

Michele said: Drink lots of coffee and don’t take the tantrums personally. :)

What about you? Leave a comment with YOUR one-sentence parenting advice (even if you don’t have a blog…every person has something to offer here; don’t leave without sharing!)


  1. From my favorite aunt: Throw out all the parenting books and try not to drop them on their heads.It's served me well :).———————————–My photography is available for purchase – visit Around the Island Photography and bring home something beautiful today!

  2. Shortly after our son was born and we were trying to take in ALL the advice…"Do this"…"Don't do this"…"Read the books"…etc., my aunt simply said,"Jeanine…just do what feels right."That was the BEST advice I had gotten up to that point and from there on I stopped worrying about what everyone else was or wasn't doing and started doing what felt right to me.Another great post, by the way. Thanks!Peace and blessings to your day!Jeanine

  3. I try to treasure every minute. It goes by so fast I want to make sure I've enjoyed my daughter!

  4. Sandy said: Be the parent and set the rules; the kid isn't supposed to run the house!I totally agree with Sandy!

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