1. I want to give my children a chance to grow in their unique gifts.
2. I want to make learning irresistible by giving my children a rich and interesting learning environment.
3. I want to notice their efforts and their talents, instead of focusing on their weaknesses and pointing our their failures.
4. I want my children to know that love, faith, graciousness, honesty, goodness, perseverance, creativity, devotion, hard work and kindness are the keys to a successful and happy life... not high test scores and good grades.
5. I want each child to have the freedom, support and opportunity to develop useful skills along with their special gifts and interests.
6. I want to be an example my child can follow, I want to be a smiling parent who makes time for the things in life that truly matter most.
7. I want to teach my children that relationships are precious.
8. I want to help my children to say "No" to the things that keep them from becoming who they were meant to be.
9. I want my children to learn from their mistakes. I want to be compassionate when they fail, knowing that trial and error are an important part of growing up.
10. I want my children to know that I will always be here to cheer them on, even when the world around them lets them down.
By Sarah Janisse, Author of Windows to Our World - Sarah's Journal