Love this post at Zen Habits , especially “you should always break rules” as a parent. So true!

  1. Teach kids to be self-sufficient.
  2. Teach older kids to help with the younger kids.
  3. Teach them to solve problems.
  4. Show them how to be passionate.
  5. Play with them outside, and be active.
  6. Don’t overschedule.
  7. Don’t dote.
  8. Dance.
  9. Read with them, and read in front of them.
  10. Be inquisitive.