MOMI LEARNS| The wisdom of elders

May 18, 2017 | Life, Only Berlin

The wisdom of elders

Listen to your elder’s advice.  Not because they are always right, but because they have more experiences of being wrong.


I love this new story I read to my 20-month-old son. It shows the wisdom of parents which most children ignore, simply because they are kids.

The Disobedient Boy

There was a boy who was very fond of cashew nuts.

His mother gave him a few nuts. The boy always wanted for more nuts. He always asked his mother “Mummy, give me some more nuts”. But his mother always replied “Too many nuts is not good, my son. If you eat too many at a time you will get stomach pain”.

One day his mother had been to the market and no one was at home except the boy. He went into the kitchen and took the cashew nut jar. He ate and ate unto the last nut.

The next day he twitched with stomach pain.

The Disobedient Firstborn 

The wisdom of elders

The wisdom of elders

Our Firstborn can be real stubborn sometimes.  He usually sleeps at my mother’s place and often, disregard my mother’s sermon.

One day, he went home with his eyes all red and puffy.  That usually happen when he stays all night playing with his mobile phone.

When I saw him that morning, he could not make an eye contact with me.

Lesson from the Disobedient Boy

Elders are our well wishers. Let us obey them.

Now I remember how my mom was with me when I was my Firstborn’s age.  I did not believe in everything she told me.  Not because she was not credible, but because I just did not understand things or preferred not to understand.


  1. Melisa Sanchez

    I also remember the verse from the bible in Proverbs 19:20, it says ” Listen to advice and accept instructions and in the rest of your life you will be wise”.
    Naalala ko ang mama ko dito sa post mo Berns. Sabi nya sakin noon “Ngayon di nyo pa maalala ang mga advice namin sa inyo kasi titigas ng ulo nyo at di kayo sumusunod pero pag mag aasawa na kayo maalala nyo din ang mga sinasabi namin”.
    At di nga nagkamali si mama hehehe! Lahat naalala ko na ngayon 🙂

  2. Nerisa

    That is why elders are called as such – because they know more. Little kids need to learn from this story as sometimes they tend not to listen and follow instructions because they thought that older people just want to take out the fun. They dont know that older people knows best.

  3. Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy

    Kids tend to be really matigas ang ulo. It’s like they have to experience the consequences first to learn. I feel that I’m the same way also sometimes even as an adult haha.


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