When I get together with friends, we often talk about our children. Our hope is that we will all raise kids who do well in life. Most of us agree. We want children who are well educated, marry healthy people, have meaningful jobs, grow their own families in positive ways, and involve themselves in church and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. These hoped-for outcomes are influenced by how we, as parents, guide and direct our children as they grow and eventually leave home. Most of us find that our parenting approaches were greatly influenced by how we were parented. For some of us, our role models were positive. Others want to do things differently and improve their parenting from the previous generation. Fortunately, we can learn from watching others, going to parenting classes, reading books, studying the Bible and knowing what researchers say contributes to raising successful children. Here are 10 suggestions for us to consider as helps along the parenting journey.