Advice From Parents Kids Only Later Understood As Adults

When you’re young and your parents tell you something, you don’t always believe it. But sometimes, later on, you find that mom and dad were right all along. BuzzFeed asked readers to share the advice their parents gave them that they didn’t understand until they got older.

This is the parenting advice that proved to be true, once people were adults:

  • “To enjoy being young.”
  • “That it feels like time speeds up. Time used to feel like it dragged on forever … but now that I’m an adult, it’s amazing how quickly a month goes by.”
  • “You really don’t know as much as you think you do when you’re a teen or young adult. Clarity only happens slowly as you age, and it’s not something that can be rushed either.”
  • “That looking young for your age as a teenager or college student means you’ll look young for your age later in life.”
  • “Don’t wish your life away. Time goes by way too quickly.”
  • “That sometimes you need to hear ‘no.’ Boundaries need to be set and you’ll be told ‘no’ throughout your adult life, so it’s beneficial to learn how to deal with not getting everything your way all the time.”
  • “Eeeeeeverthing they said about money”
  • “There’s food at home. We’re going to save some money and eat at home.”
  • “If you don’t have money for it in the bank, you can’t afford it.”
  • “It’s not you I worry about, it’s everyone else.”
  • “I’m your parent first and your friend second.”
  • “Start saving for retirement early! Like, with your first job early. Seems excessive, but when you’re ready to retire at 50, you’ll be happy you did!”
  • “You’ll never understand the absolute love your parents have for you until you become a parent yourself. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time.”

Source: BuzzFeed

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