10 Things Our Parents Were Right About

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Because no matter how much we complained, and no matter how grudgingly we’d admit it, they usually knew what they were talking about. (But we’re still keeping tally for when they concede to us.)

1. That we really should do our homework first

Pretty soon, homework will turn into papers, and papers will turn into cover letters, and cover letters will turn into actual jobs. To slack off on any of these things could be a recipe for disaster, and it’s better to know how to prioritize and get stuff done. And once you do, kicking back with the knowledge that you’ve earned your downtime will be all the sweeter.

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2. That we need to eat our vegetables

That childhood metabolism doesn’t stick around forever, and while you should take advantage of it while you still can, you still need to prepare for its inevitable demise…

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