In parenting, you often learn and grow right along with your kids. In fact, sometimes they teach you more lessons in life than you teach them. My kids have brought me many revelations that helped me grow as a person. So relax, keep your sense of humor and don't be afraid to learn as you go. Most of all, give them the same respect you expect from them. Show them what they should be through your own actions. If you're very lucky, you'll end up with kids like mine. They're awesome people with kind hearts and strong wills. I planned it that way.
Jaipi Sixbear is a successful mother of three grown children and now has several grandchildren to share her experience with. She writes regularly about parenting, green living, alternative medicine, relationships, and more.