"Always have fun, treat people well, have respect for everybody and therefore you will be respected," Klum, 36, tells Modelinia.com about the best advice her own mom gave her about motherhood.
Though she acknowledges it's "hard to give new moms advice because every person is different," the Project Runway host says to forget the stress and savor each moment you have as a new parent.
"I think you should have a great time with it," she says. "It's such an amazing experience."
As for how she's always been able to bounce back to her pre-baby body, Klum, who walked the runway in November, just six weeks after giving birth to daughter Lou, credits her good genes.
"I never really had so many cravings or weight issues [during pregnancy]," she says.