From a mom of 5
  1. Put your blinders on and do NOT worry about what others are doing.
  2. Pay attention to the little things. They're usually the big things to your child.
  3. If it's important to your child make it important to you.
  4. Your social life must come second. Period.
  5. Assign your kids chores; they need to know how important they are to your household.
  6. Every kid should have a job. Employers do not want a kid who has never worked or earned a paycheck.
  7. Laugh. With them. And at yourself.