Parents’ Wisdom

The best time to give advice to your children is while they are still young enough to think you know what you’re talking about. (Evan Esar, late American humorist)

We might regard Esar’s comment as humorous, but there may be a good bit of truth in it. Remember how you thought your mom and dad were the smartest people in the world, when you were a kid? Then you went through a phase where your peers were smarter than your parents. Later, you began to realize how smart they still are. And it’s always best to heed their advice.

My children, listen when your father corrects you. . . . For I, too, was once my father’s son. . . . Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life. (Proverbs 4:1-3; 19:20)