This is for Maureen's neat project at Trinity Prep School. Willa's contribution could have been written for me (i.e. exactly what I need to work on). Here I'll just include the little tidbits that are most helpful to me in having the right attitude towards my children and learning.
1. Remember that regular learning and effort are far more important than one child, one subject, one year, one textbook.
2. Don't do for children what they can reasonably do for themselves.
3. With children we need to think "effective" rather than "efficient" (with another hat tip to Steven Covey)
4. Achieving a balance is key in so many areas (structure vs. flexibility, "In the world but not of the world", etc.)
5. Cultivate a love of the good and a desire for the truth - our goal is to have our children choose these for themselves.
6. Knowledge and virtue are both important, but they're not the same thing.
7. Age quod agis. This phrase, which means "Do what you are doing" helps remind me to not be in such a hurry or get frantic about all that needs to be done. Focus on the thing at hand and don't drive yourself crazy.