Whether your children are 6 or 60 years old, starting school or starting a family of their own, you’ll always be the person they turn to for advice when it comes to life’s big milestones. That’s because you’ll forever be their parent.

In fact, your advice can be so powerful that the right words, said at the right time, can last generations as it’s passed down from parent to child.  

So we asked people of all ages from around the country for the best advice their parents gave them when they needed words of reassurance and support.