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TODAY viewers share their best #MomLessons

After mom-to-be Savannah Guthrie revealed some of the great lessons she's learned from her mother over the years, viewers were inspired to share the guidance they gleaned from their own moms about raising children.They ranged from tips about fostering independence and respect to fighting the urge to become the family’s short-order cook. "My mom taught me that parenting should be a benevolent d

After mom-to-be Savannah Guthrie revealed some of the great lessons she's learned from her mother over the years, viewers were inspired to share the guidance they gleaned from their own moms about raising children.

They ranged from tips about fostering independence and respect to fighting the urge to become the family’s short-order cook. 

"My mom taught me that parenting should be a benevolent dictatorship until they are at least heading to college and I couldn't agree more," Camille Garner Collier wrote on TODAY Mom's Facebook page. "I had a healthy fear of my mom and she is my best friend now that I'm an adult and parent."

"Money does not equal better parenting," offered Lydia Arnesen Seabron. 

Jennifer Chavira said her mom used to incorporate the slogan of a popular fast-food chain into her frequent lessons.

"My mom used to say, 'This is not Burger King, this is my kitchen and you do not get it your way, you get it my way,'" Chavira said. "I say that to my children today. If I cooked everything my kids wanted, I'd be in the kitchen all day long and that's just not possible."

Diane Ihlefeld-Greenstein said she learned from her mother to "pick your battles, talk talk talk talk, and be consistent! My mother was like a 'baby whisperer.' I was very lucky to have her wisdom. Would give anything to get her point of view now that my oldest is entering the TEENAGE years."

Terrie Massad's mother taught her to be a good listener. "That's the best way to get to really know your kids," she writes. "Take the time to really listen."

And when all else fails, Christine Fego Martin recalls a frequent saying by her mom: "This, too, shall pass."

"It works as a reminder for the hard days and as a reminder that the sweet time we have with each child at each stage is precious," she said. 

TODAY viewers also shared advice they learned from mom via Twitter.