When you're older and being a parent, please remember, that you are not always right.
Well, yes you have more years experiencing the world than the younger, but it doesn't mean that you are always right. You might be wiser, but not always. You might give good advice, but no one doesn't have to listen to you. Let you be a good observer. Understand what others don't. See what others don't. You might know the secrets of the universe, the life hack, but you are allowed to remain silent, because not everything you know is relevant in every situation.
When you're older and being a parent, please remember, that you set an example.
Not only for your children, but also for your family. You will be an example to your daughter, you need to be strong, patient, caring, and stable. You can't let your emotions cloud your judgement. You will be an example to your son, you need to be kind, loving, smart, and confident. You have to show your son what qualities he needs to find when he is looking for a mother for his children. You have to take your personal matters aside to take care of other important things in your family
When you're older and being a parent, please remember, that you still need a lot to learn.
The world is always changing. What you used to believe, might change. What you used to perceive, might be mistaken. Your children might be smarter than you. Your spouse might be wiser than you. Others might be better than you. Just. Keep. Learning. You ARE still the change you want to see in the world.
When you're older and being a parent, please remember, that you can not be selfish.
This is a cruel, finicky, ruthless world. Everyone can be selfish. But you can't. You have your family to be taken care of. You need resources, a lot of them. But you have to do things the right way. Don't use others for your own entertainment. Don't outshine others for your own spotlight. Everything has its own place and time. You have to believe that.