HVP Chat: What's the best parenting advice you ever received?

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parenting advice for new moms and dads in the hudson valley

Hudson Valley Parent asks:
What is the best parenting advice you ever received?

"If it isn’t dangerous, destructive, or disrespectful let it go! Try to enjoy the happy incidences and save your mean mommy voice for the 3Ds."
-Carolyn Truocchio-Doderer

"Just wait. What goes around comes around. (From my mom to me, based on my terrible teens). -Erica Nemeth

"Good habits are formed just as quickly and easily as bad habits." -Megan Dutcher Katz

"Find a routine that works for you and your family and stick to it. What works for one family does not always work for another." -Tiffany Lynn

"Never underestimate a child. They are smarter than you think." -Ashley Hentz

"Nobody ever won an award for breastfeeding. (My doctor’s advice when I was having a difficult time breastfeeding)." -Dana Weltman-Marcovecchio

"When your children are grown, you want them to remember how much fun they had, not how clean your house was." -Taleeya Mckenzie Parker

"Say what you mean and mean what you say.  My kids know not to beg for things. If I say 'no' it just means no." -Mel Kolt

"Never judge another parent! -Tara Bologna Melendez
"Two things you cannot control, how [children] eat and use the bathroom. They will do these things when they need to. No child has ever gone to college in diapers." -Isis Marks Kline
"There are billions of people on this earth who somehow managed to survive. Trust your instincts." -Kristine Nerf Jackson

"Always make time for yourself." -Monika Boshkovska

"Enjoy the little moments because it goes by quickly." -Kristen Maher

"The dishes will always be there, but your children aren't little forever." -Melanie Codi