According to a new study, the average mother will pass on 41 pearls of wisdom to her children.

Researchers surveyed 2,000 adults about what they learned from their mom throughout their lives.

They found 41 common tips, including “Always try your best”, and “If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.”

Mom's 41 Tips

1. Always try your best

2. If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all

3. Get an education - no-one can take that away from you

4. Eat with your mouth closed

5. If you don't ask you don't get

6. Never spend money you don't have

7. Never take sweets from strangers

8. Smile

9. Never swim on a full stomach

10. Treat people with respect

11. Always wear clean underwear

12. You never get something for nothing

13. I want never gets

14. Save money aside for a rainy day

15. Treat others how you wish to be treated yourself

16. There's no such word as 'can't'

17. Practice makes perfect

18. Mind your p's and q's

19. Never stare at people it's rude

20. Watching too much TV will make your eyes go square

21. Mom knows best

22. Look after your pennies and the pennies will look after you

23. Be true to yourself

24. Always eat breakfast

25. You only get out of life what you put into it

26. Never drink on an empty stomach

27. Courtesy and compassion cost nothing

28. Never leave the house with wet hair

29. Look up things you don't know the answer to

30. Never go to bed during an argument

31. Receive compliments gracefully

32. Life's too short to be unhappy

33. Don't eat cheese before bed

34. Always hold the door open

35. Never give up

36. Manners make the man

37. The grass is never greener

38. Give compliments easily

39. Never offer lifts to strangers

40. Always have two months' rent / mortgage saved

41. Men are very different creatures to women