Tell us about an important piece of advice you have learned. Who did you learn it from?
I learned this from a talk given by a mission president when I was in Grande Prairie. I can no longer remember his name. I do remember the advice and think of it oftenI read, "Always try to say yes to your children".
I learned this from a parenting book. This advice changed the way I parented my teen-agers.When I began to practice this, I was surprised to find out how many times I was saying “no” to them. I learned to say “yes and I will help you do that if I can”. Sometimes I thought the words were going to choke me.My father told me, "You can’t give advice to your children until they are ready to hear it".
I wondered about his advice so I asked,“how long will that take". He said, “you may have to wait two or three years”.My Computer Science 200 professor told me "Stop doing programming (and by extension, doing electronics) a couple of hours before you go to bed".
She told me this when I asked her how to stop C++ programming from going on in my dreams.Thanks for letting me think about this question, Catherine. I don't think important pieces of advice that are good for me, might be good for others. But I would love to hear important pieces of advice that others have received. Especially advice you have received. I might get this one wrong, but you did tell me not to let noxious, or even obnoxious people rent space in my mind. Not bad advice.