There are a number of things that come to mind. Since there are quite a few, I'll cover them in a couple of different blog posts.
The most general, sort of all-encompassing parenting principle is to:
- Parent from a place of love.
- Parent with integrity.
- Parent with consistency.
Being consistent also means sharing a plan with your spouse so that you and your spouse are on the same page. You and your spouse are a team. Your kids need to see you that way.
My next post will continue with more parenting tips, or parenting principles. Until then, feel free to check out my Parenting Tips page, or some of the pages specifically related to this post like Good Parenting through Consistency, Tough Love Parenting, Raising Children by Being the Example, Positive Parenting by Focusing on Your Marriage, and Personal Values.