A Look Into Lessons Learned on Honey Boo Boo

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is a reality television series that is outrageous and entertaining, but that can also have its sweet and heartfelt moments. It follows the bouncy child beauty pageant contestant Alana Thompson, who is also known as Honey Boo Boo, and her mother, "Mama June," as they go about their lives in McIntyre, Georgia with the rest of their family.

No matter what your opinion is in Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Mama June does have some simple, down-to-earth life lessons that she gave in interviews for Yahoo! Shine and Huffington Post that we could all learn a little something from.

1) It doesn't matter what others think of you

Mama June makes it clear that she doesn't think we should care what others think of us. She is particularly concerned about instilling this lesson on to her daughters, stating that they shouldn't "care what anybody says about you and always be confident with who you are."

2) Put family first

Mama June considers her children to be the number one source of her happiness. Whatever makes them happy makes her happy, she says, and admits that without them she would be "lost." She has only some simple wishes of her family - that they have what they need and are able to smile every day.

3) Learn to let things go

Pointing out something that we could all benefit from, Mama June says that she lives by the phrase "It is what it is." Bad things happen, but it is important to learn to let them go and move on.

4) Some advice on love

Mama June doesn't want her girls to base their self-worth on being able to find and keep a man. She insists that they keep the focus on themselves, and has only given their hearts to someone who treats them well.

5) The importance of an education

Along with not wasting time worrying about boys and finding love at a young age, Mama June says that she would tell her 20-year-old self to focus more on getting an education and striving for a stable life. Taking care of yourself first, according to Mama June, is key.

And finally, everyone's favorite life lesson from Mama June is…

6) Saving money is better than sex

As most people who watch the show know, Mama June is big on couponing. Saving money, she says, "can sometimes be better than sex."

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Mama June might seem like your stereotypical "redneck," but there's no denying that she can't and won't be pigeonholed into any categories. She is who she is, and you can take it or leave. She loves her family, clearly wants to raise her daughter's right, and hopes to instill some important life lessons on to them along the way.

Charlotte Button is a reality TV show expert. She loves to relate reality TV to the viewer's life by writing on TV blogs.