7 Pieces of Advice You Should Listen to From Your Mom

Whether wanted or unwanted, moms are always there to offer their two cents on any and every life situation that comes your way.

More often than not, we push her comments to the back of our minds because the thought of actually listening to your mother isn't all that appealing. But, there are instances in which you really should take her advice to heart, especially these seven examples.

Merida and her mother in Brave

(Brave via Walt Disney Pictures)

1. Her Thoughts About Your Friends or Significant Other

Chances are, if your mom doesn't like your newest bestie or the person you're currently dating, you should hear her out. Moms can sense when people are bad seeds or heartbreakers. Heed their warning of these toxic people before it's too late.

 

2. Her Reminder to Take Good Care of Yourself

Your mom was certainly right to nag you about eating the most important meal of the day or wearing sunscreen when you hit the beach, but did you listen to her? Of course not. Honestly, you should. It will only pay off in the long run.

 

3. Her Continual Advising on Going to Bed at a Decent Hour

Sure, you want to stay up in the wee hours of the morning scrolling through your Instagram feed and watching all the Snapchat Stories your heart desires, but you need your rest. You'll thank her when you're able to get up for school in the morning with less snooze button hits than usual!

 

4. Her Weariness About Getting a Pet

Adopting that sweet little puppy you saw in the window may have you believing all your dreams will come true, but you and your mom both know who's going to be the one taking care of it. Don't adopt until you truly are prepared to give an animal the attention and affection it deserves.

Hercules and Pegasus as babies

(Hercules via Walt Disney Pictures)

 

5. Her Warnings About Posting Your Life on Social Media

It's true, your mom may not get the social media craze, but she does have a point about not exposing your life to the whole wide world. Be cautious about what you share, because you don't know what will end up coming back to haunt you.

 

6. Her Urge for You to Stand Out

Every single mom has uttered that cliché saying, "Just because everybody else is doing it, doesn't mean you should, too." As much as it pains us to admit this, she's right. Trying to fit in is only going to backfire. Be a unicorn among horses.

 

7. Her Constant Compliments

Whenever your mom mentions how beautiful or amazing you are, your response is probably something along the lines of "Ew, mom!" Why? Accept those affectionate praises, because you are awesome and deserve to know it. They're also a great boost to your confidence, but you'd never let your mom know that.😉

Rapunzel and her mother at the end of Tangled

(Tangled via Walt Disney Pictures)

 

Moms are also always advising you to be kinder to yourself, and you really should. If you need a little help getting on the right track, THESE five tips are sure to have you feeling better about yourself in no time.