The Best Child Advice I Ever Received
by Gregg Prescott, M.S.
We have all received some sort of valuable advice from friends and family or from an inciteful article or video. Besides Maslow's hierarchy of basic needs (food, clothing, shelter, safety, etc) there always seems to be some sort of gem that we treasure a lifetime. The best advice came to me before my daughter was born.
At the time, I was working as a bartender at a small country bar. One of my customers told me some advice that I have never forgotten and have passed on to as many people as possible.
She stated, "Don't look forward to your baby's milestones, such as his or her first tooth, the first time he or she walks, etc... Appreciate and love your child every day because those milestones will come and go too quickly."
This is so true. My daughter turns 15 this yer, yet it seems like only yesterday when I was bottle feeding her.
The only thing I would add to this is to take a lot of pictures and videos because each day, they change just a little and you can never go back in time to recapture how they looked yesterday, last month or last year.