My top 5 in no particular order and Not an exhaustive list.
  1. No matter how cute they are and no matter how deliriously in parent-love you are with them, they're going to leave home one day. Remember this, count the time backwards, savoring the days. Remember when you're in the grocery and they're having a meltdown. Remember when they're dreaming and you kiss their eyelids without waking them.
  2. Let go of the wheel. There will come a time when they will want to drive their own life. Let them.
  3. It will be hard. There might be tears. They and you might make mistakes. This is normal.
  4. Pray. A lot.
  5. Love. Always. No matter what. Daily. Using words and deeds.