Giveaway: My Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Daughter (Journal)


We couldn’t be more excited to share with you that Jaime’s book, My Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Daughter (Journal) has hit the shelves! We gave you a sneak peek inside and shared details about it on The Mom’s View, but now the time has come to give away a special copy of My Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Daughter (Journal) to one of you. Since this book arrived on my doorstep it has not left the coffee table. The gorgeous gray linen hardbound cover and pretty coral pages are just too pretty to put on a bookshelf.

Inside you’ll find that the book is divided into 21 sections based on the many different aspects of life such as, love, friendship, work, travel and knowing yourself. Prompts like, Things I hope we will enjoy when you are older or What I’ve learned about being content are on every page to help you get started. You’ll also find new pieces of prudent advice, as well as ones that will always ring true, Be where you are. This one is my personal favorite.

Find out how to enter for the chance to win a copy of My Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Daughter (Journal) after the jump…

To enter for the chance to win a copy of My Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Daughter (Journal) tell us a piece of advice you would give to your daughter, son, grandchild, or your favorite little one. For additional entries tweet, stumble, or share the giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment each time. Come back and leave a comment every day from now until October 21st at midnight. We will announce the winner here on Prudent Baby.

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Jess

I always try to make sure my daughter understands that it’s important to be kind to everyone. She has a real knack for empathy and I want her to use her powers for good (haha) to help make sure that the other kids at her school don’t go through life feeling like they don’t have a friend. She doesn’t have to be BFFs 4EVER (haha agn) with every kid she meets, but she does need to show them kindness and respect.

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Lyndsay

I will tell my daughter not to worry if someone doesn’t like her. She’s friendly and loving and already feels rejected if someone doesn’t want a hug or to play chase. And she’s only three. This book is on my wishlist. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Rachel Buchanan

I am trying to teach both my children to be the kind of friend that they want to have. One who is honest, loyal, kind, etc. They are both very young still but being a kind and using manners will be something that can get them places in their life. This book looks like it would be great. Thanks for the chance to win.

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Ellen

I want to teach my daughter to live life with joy. She will do so much good in the world and influence so many people if she does it with a smile on her face!

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M.F.Peterson

I don’t tweet or stumble or anything of the sort because I’m too busy with the kids, but I’ll give this entry a try at winning!

My advice to both my daughter and son would be to always be kind. Kindness does not mean you are weak. You can stand your ground and not get walked all over while still being kind. “No, thank you” is just as kind as “yes, please.” No one ever stopped loving someone or chose not to make friends because that person seemed too kind.

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DeborahR

On piece of advice I will give my daughter, when she is old enough to understand it is gratitude. Being grateful for the opportunities that make their way into your life and grateful for what you have. Appreciation goes hand in hand with it to, I think.
Thank you ladies for such a great idea. What a way to leave your thoughts and feelings for the next generation. I was just discussing with a group of friends how so many stories and personal histories are lost because they are never told or written down. Lovely way to preserve family lessons!

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DeborahR

One piece of advice I will give my daughter, when she is old enough to understand it, is gratitude. Being grateful for the opportunities that come into your life and grateful for what you have. Appreciation goes hand in hand with it to, I think.
Thank you ladies for such a great idea. What a way to leave your thoughts and feelings for the next generation. I was just discussing with a group of friends how so many stories and personal histories are lost because they are never told or written down. Lovely way to preserve family lessons!

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April

Right now with a 16 month old I think that my advice would be for a future her, sometimes plans fly out the window – and it’s ok!

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C Murray

I know this is totally unrelated but…What brand/model food processor do you have?

Thanks in advance!

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Courtney Ahrenholtz

Ohhhh I would love to have a copy of this book to share with my 3 young daughters my most dear advice…..be a little kinder each day than you have to be!

Thanks, crossing my fingers.

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Michelle

My advice to my child would be – Don’t ever give up no matter how tough the going gets, because as long as you keep trying you will eventually succeed, though it may not be in the way you originally planned.

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Renee

I tell all my children: son, daughter, nieces and daycare kids. You have one life. Make choices that will make you and others happy and prosperous. No quick fixes and always seek knowledge. Panic and apathy are two killers of the pursuit of happiness. Be open and honest and always value others because it will reflect back on you.

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Susan

I will tell my girls their hearts will be broken…and it will hurt…but it will heal…and that the ride is beautiful.

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Alison

My daughter is seven weeks old but my advice to her would be to always treat others with dignity because everyone deserves it…even when they are behaving their most undignified.

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Anna Beharry

You can break any of the 250 bones in your body – but only one heart. Cherish it – and share it only with your loved ones.

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elizabeth villa

Always be happy. It may mean you let go of people you think deserve to be in your lif, but you deserve happiness more.

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Jenn Feltner

My daughter is 14 months and it’s already been important to me that she grows up loving herself and being proud of who she is.

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Amanda Cook

Feed your soul daily with that one thing that makes you feel EVERYTHING. For me it is being creative. Creating things feeds me, I want them to have that one THING that makes them who they are.

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Jennifer Park

I will share with my baby girl to love, honor, and praise God with all of her heart in all that she does.

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Jessica Medoro

There are so many things I will tell my daughter but the one piece of advice that I definitely will share is for her to spend time with her grandparents as often as she can. I lost my grandparents a couple of years back and I really regret the years that I lost with them when I was in college and just too “busy” to drive a couple of hours to see them.
I want her to understand that family is very important and unfortunately our elders will not be around forever.

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Monica

You don’t have to be perfect, just try to be yourself. Don’t try to like to other people, try to like to yourself.
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Eleanor

Pick a career based on what you enjoy, and what does good for others, rather than on the salary.

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liz Kennedy

my advise would be a beautiful quote that i have just learnt in the last few days..”dont wait for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain”. I love it because it is useful in all areas of life. and i’m trying to make it my new mantra!
Liz

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Carrie

I would tell all of my little ones to always be kind to everyone. You never know what other stuff they have going on in their life.

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Karen

Every life has value, you don’t have to agree with everything a person does or says, but always show kindness and respect to everyone you encounter. You never know what journey someone has been on in their past so always be compassionate.

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Angela Huffman

I would tell my daughter two things:

TRUST YOURSELF to live to the fullest and allow yourself to make mistakes. Don’t allow others to too easily persuade you.

When choosing a man, make sure you are similiarly matched. This means you can trust his judgement in other women. If you fear leaving your children or legacy in his hands if you passed, he isn’t for you.

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Cyndi

I will tell my daughter to always treat others how you would want to be treated, no matter the outcome and to show others to do the same.

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Jessica

Don’t take life too seriously. Have a little fun and it will all work out in the end.

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Adrienne

“Life is not fair.” It sounds harsh, but my mom said it to me often, and it helps as you get older and begin to see the world in all its complexity.

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Jami

Yay! I already have my copy… but I have three daughters! And I’m seriously considering filling one out for each of them to have when they grow-up.

The best advice to my girls so far is to surround themselves with wise people. We weren’t made to do it alone… and while there is value in making our own mistakes and learning from them… there’s a lot of unnecessary pain that I could have avoided as a young woman just by heeding the advice of the people who really loved me.

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Dani Perkins

My mother always told me to “choose happiness” and said it really was my choice to decide my own future and attitude. I find myself telling my 6 year-old daughter and almost 3 year-old son that all the time! They say they are mad or sad, and I’ll say “Well, decide if you are going to choose happiness. You have a choice. Let’s work on it.” I also let them know that it is totally okay to be sad or mad for awhile, but eventually you need to decide what you’re doing to do about it and move on!

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Melissa Sweetland

My advice is to live in the moment. Be consumed with it because you can’t go back. Worry about tomorrow, tomorrow đŸ™‚

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Bethany Olson

I would tell my daughter that she should always follow her gut and not to let anyone else convince her of anything else.

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Alisha

I will tell her, Never regret anything because at that point in time it was the right thing to do.

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Sarah Dugan

Its not about getting to the top of the mountain, but about enjoying the stroll and stopping to look around once in awhile.

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Megan

Never put more on your credit card than you can afford to pay off at the end of the month!

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Ashley Marie

One of the most important pieces of advice that I tell my daughter is to be true to herself and never sell herself short. She has been struggling with kids in school with being bullied and has done some things to please others to get them off her back which has caused some problems. Its a little reminder each morning when I drop her off. Just be true to yourself.

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Katy

I always make sure that my son understands that he can only control himself and not others. If he doesn’t like what others are saying or doing he should walk away. He has plenty of time to learn when to speak up when it’s important.

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Carmen

Be yourself. People need to like you for who you truly are, not who you think they would like.

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Marcia

Live each day to the fullest! I have a friend who has cancer, what a great book to leave her daughter!

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heela

Always keep singing! My daughter loves staying up in her bed (with princess mosquito netting!!) and sing-talking to herself and her monkey. I love it!!!

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Sarah B

Don’t ever underestimate how important it is to have at least one great girlfriend!

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Sarah

I want my daughter to know that at the end of the day, it is more important to be content with yourself and your choices than to please others. People come and go from our lives, and it’s nice when you can please them, but ultimately, you can’t escape the person in the mirror, and that person is the only one that is always with you.

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Christy Dixon

The best advice I am passing on to my daughter, and someday my.granddaughter, came from my beloved Grandma: when you are angry, write a letter. No matter who it is or what the transgression, write it down. Tell them how you feel and why. Get it all off of your chest. Then tear it all to tiny pieces and throw it away, smile and move on!

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Patrice

My advice for my daughter is … nothing you ever do could make us stop loving you. Love is unconditional.

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Krista Vossler

I could go with something less practical and more emotion-based, but I think the following advice is important in today’s society more than ever:

Proofread those e-mails, or at least count to ten, before you hit send. Sometimes instant gratification isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, whether you’re sending a witty retort or a note of gushy admiration.

This happens to be a first world, last 20 years kind of problem, but if I had followed this advice in my 20s, I could have avoided worlds of chagrin, bruised egos and hurt feelings.

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