A few inspiring principles...
~ Don't try to make them carbon copies of you. God made each of your children a 'once-off', with their own genetic make-up and personality. Don't try to make them into something that God and the rest of the world don't need one more of.
~ Develop their potential. That means listening, observing, and once their talents and interests are identified, helping to maximise them.
~ Love them unconditionally. Your kids need to know that their worth is never in question, that they are loved for who they are; that your love is not given or withdrawn because of behaviour, appearance or achievement.
~ Establish boundaries and be consistent in maintaining them. Boundaries give kids a sense of security; without them, they're headed into a life of trouble.
~ Help them pursue their dreams. Just like you, your children need goals to shoot for, to stimulate and inspire them.
~ Help them develop strong character and godly values. These are the all-important intangibles that'll help them to go the distance.