At 34, I know who I am, I know what I'm capable of and I've seen how successful I can be. At 25, I didn’t have that mentality.

Sonja, 34, Germany

You must expose your children to a little bit of everything. Then they will understand what they want to do.

Father of Avu, 5, South Africa

I hate how much I use social media though. I hate how much I use it, but it’s so addictive. You just can’t stop. It’s terrible!

Olivia, 20, Australia

It’s better to have a relationship with your kids that’s based on friendship, rather than being the strict patriarch.

Michael, dad in Germany

I always try to think things through… but sometimes the emotional reaction speaks louder.

Katherine, 16, Brazil

In the past, I didn’t know how to say no. Even if I had to wake up early for work the next day, I went out late with friends. Now I know how to say no. I tell them I can only go out on the weekends. Otherwise, it will disturb my work.

Napaton, 36, Thailand

My daughter learned her ABCs, nursery rhymes, and numbers from 1 to 10 in English and Filipino from YouTube!

Mother of Precious, 2, Philippines

What troubles me right now is our political situation.

Melanie, 21, Brazil

When I was growing up, the dads were the providers. Now the reality is that both parents must work.

Andile, dad in South Africa

I want a stress free life! I’ve been freelance for 6 years and it's brilliant. I had enough of office politics and wanted to work for myself. If I don't like the client, I don't have to go back. I stick with the people I like.

Nick, 48, United Kingdom

I have learned to dress myself and have a bath on my own. I have learned to set the table and clean it, too.

Nico, 5, Mexico

The most important thing to me is time. We shouldn’t waste it on stupid things.

Enzo, 19, Spain

Moments spent with my son… that’s when I definitely know all is good here.

Michael, dad in Germany

Monday, I went to hip-hop dancing. On Tuesday, there is tango dancing. I really like to just jump in.

Sonja, 34, Germany

I have exposed her to many different situations since she was born. I want Annabelle to feel safe exploring things on her own.

Mother of Annabelle, 2, Australia

As long as I am okay with myself, I know I won’t have to worry about anything else.

Franciszek, 18, Poland

I take care of myself more now because I have a family. If I were sick, it would be hard for them.

Sarawut, dad in Thailand

Five years ago, I had a lot of friends. Now I've got a small group of friends I’ve had since school. When we are together, we laugh from our stomachs. It’s nice not to have to keep up pretenses anymore.

Rodd, 35, South Africa

A parent’s duty is to guide them to the right path.

Mother of Nico, 5, Mexico

I have decided to stop watching the news because it is always very negative and biased in my perception. It makes me sad.

Kasif, 24, Netherlands

Being a parent again is an enriching thing. It gives me purpose.

Nick, dad in the UK

You need to live for the moment because every day is precious.

Penny, 42, South Africa

I get married to my friend at school every Wednesday.

Mia, 4, UK

Losing my phone during a holiday was the best thing that could happen to me. I felt more connected with others. It gave me time to reflect and enjoy my environment.

Kasif, 24, Netherlands

The thing that keeps old friends together is the knowledge that we haven’t forgotten each other. Sometimes we haven’t spoken in ages but I know if something goes wrong, I can always call them.

Michael, 40, Germany

He can understand reasoning. And that’s made a huge difference in how he behaves because we can say, ‘you can’t do this because…’

Mother of Toby, 3, United Kingdom

There’s more wrong in the political system than right. If I had a magic wand I’d just remove the whole thing and come up with a new system.

Mbali, 19, South Africa

At my previous workplace, I was always racing against time. I didn't have time for many things, including myself. Now that I work part-time, I can organize my time much better.

Ildiko, 47, Hungary

Avu mimics me a lot. He loves to ‘cook’ … and then he dishes up food for everyone!

Father of Avu, 5, South Africa

I can communicate solely in GIFs. A friend and I like to see how long we can keep a loop going of only reacting in GIFs.

Jemma, 20, Australia

My friends and I have a WhatsApp group and we message each other all the time. We send pictures and jokes and laugh a lot. It helps me to stay happy and smile at life.

Adrianna, 40, Colombia

He can watch YouTube for 3 hours straight. He likes the Kinder Joy Surprise Egg videos, American videos, Korean videos…

Mother of Nathan, 3, Philippines

I like to go to yoga and spend an hour disconnecting for a bit.

Martin, 24, South Africa

I used to panic about social gatherings. I felt like I needed people to see me in a certain way. Now I don’t feel like I have to impress anyone. I make do with what I have.

Cheryl, 48, South Africa

I acknowledge his emotions and his capacities, and I teach him how to manage those emotions.

Mother of Nico, 5, Mexico

To really achieve something in life, it is important to keep on learning. It is an ongoing process.

Nick, 17, Netherlands

Outside, we have to keep our image. When we are at home, we can do or be whatever we want.

Kae, 46, Thailand

My friends and I have this rule. When we go out we put all our phones in a bucket. Whoever touches their phone first pays the bill.

Samantha, 19, Singapore

My offline world is quite small. School, homework, soccer, chilling with friends. My online world is endless...

Joe, 16, Sydney

I hope that in the future this generation has woken up and done many things. That we created a big change in the world.

Axel, 20, Mexico

I worry about failing at my ambitions. And I worry about becoming 50 and giving up on life. I don’t want to have that attitude when growing older.

Will, 22, UK