Parenting advice someone has ever given you? Mine was from a mother who I was friends with her son and knew some of their history. So I didn't have that much respect for her anyways. But she came into where I worked and right before she went to leave she said she wanted to give me some advice. She said to not live for my kids. She said that when they get older they will just forget all about me and treat me badly when they are around, so for me to live my own life while they are little.