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Celebrity Mums Reveal The Best Advice Their Mums Gave

09/05/2011 14:09 | Updated 22 May 2015

What's the best bit of advice your mum ever gave you?

See if any of theirs matches this advice from these celeb mums, and the advice their mums gave themHelena Bonham Carter, Tess Daly, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Rachel Stevens, Jill Halfpenny, Patsy Kensit

'Never put your self-esteem in the hands of strangers, i.e., don't read your critics.'

Helena Bonham Carter, mum to Billy, eight, and Nell, four.

'I can hear my mum saying 'Teach your kids to be good kids and give them great morals and they won't go far wrong' and that works really well for me.

Tess Daly, mum to Phoebe, six and Amber, two.

'Trust your instincts'

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, mum to Sonny, six, and Kit, two.

'Breathe. Don't forget to breathe. When you get nervous just take deep breaths.'

Rachel Stevens, mum to Amelie, four months.

'To be myself, to believe in the person that I am and not try and emulate or imitate anyone else.'

Jill Halfpenny, mum to Harvey, three.

'If something truly awful happens to you, if something truly offends you, upsets you, makes you mad, makes you so angry, before you address it or do anything, wait 24 hours and then go back to it'.

Patsy Kensit, mum to James, 19 and Lennon, 11.

The romcom Life As We Know It is released shortly on DVD, and would make an ideal present for Mother's Day, which is of course just around the corner...

What's the advice you got from your mum?

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