FORGET looking online when it comes to good life advice. If you want to get genuine help then it’s better to get it from someone who has been there and done it.

Whether it’s guidance on how to live, who to fall in love with or mistakes not to make along the way.

Sometimes it’s the practical skills like knitting and mechanics, that are being lost across the generations, that have been kept alive by a grandparent passing on their practical skills.

We asked Echo readers to share with us the pearls of wisdom their grandparent passed on to them and whether they live by that advice.

So, here are 17 top pieces of grandparent advice from Echo readers on Facebook.

1. Joram YungPasion Newby: Even though we do wrong growing up that is what growing up means, you learn every day.

2. Jacqueline Sharp: Every sigh loses a minute off of your life. When God shuts one door he always opens a window somewhere.

3. Angie George: Never go to sleep on a augment, my nanny always said.

4. Coral Taylor: Always support West Ham, even though they may not be on top always, their fans are the most supportive.

5. Andy Gosnold: Always go to other people’s funerals, or they won’t go to yours.

6. Sue Sawkins: Don’t have tattoos where you can’t hide them.

7. Dominic Waghorn: If there’s only a little bit left of your dinner, then it shouldn’t be so hard to finish it.

8. Kathy Chitty: Never judge a book by its cover.

9. Anna Hyndman Lahna: If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you always have. Believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see.

10. Mary Goffin: Always turn the other cheek.

11. Annette Halford: Complete one job at a time.

12. Donna Rutherford: The more you cry the less you pee.

13. Sarah Wingrove Cowan: Never judge anyone based on the opinion of another.

14. Laura Green: Don’t say all you think, but think out all you say.

15. Jane Birch: No such word as can’t.

16. Anita Mason: Never give up on your dreams and never give up. Keep pushing forward.

17. Tracy Barrick: No such word as starving.