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Halle Berry, actress. Mother: Judy Berry
The source of my mother’s love and strength is evident in the advice she gives me every time I leave. A kiss on the cheek, a hug and a reminder to keep God first. I, in turn, share the same advice with my 6-year-old daughter.
Eric Benet, singer. Mother: Joyce Jordan
The best advice my mother ever gave to me was: ‘Strivers achieve what dreamers believe. If you put your mind to it, you can do it. Be careful what you wish for because you might get it. And, listen to me, I’ve been through it already.’
Usher, singer. Mother: Jonnetta Patton
To put God first in everything that I do and to don’t worry about boys until I finish my education. She told me not to worry because she is always by my side.
Charlkesha, 11, Bahamas
When I was young, my mother always used to quote to me First Corinthians 15:33 which, paraphrased, says bad associations spoil youthful habits. As I came to understand, what my mom was telling me was to be careful who you let into your life. That one piece of advice has saved me countless heartaches, and I’ve never forgotten it to this day.
Gerald Levert, singer: Mother: Martha L. Levert
Never go with a stranger even if they tell the best lie, like for example “Your mom told me to pick you up.” My mom gave me a secret code to ask people. If they know it, I can go with them because my mom gave them the secret code and they’re not lying!
Nina, 12, California