Jim Martin has a great post (part 1) on how to bless your kids here.
2. Prepare them for the battleground, not the playground. Some parents constantly buy their children toys, gadgets, candy, McDonald’s, etc. The kids then get into their high school years and the pampering continues. Only now, the toys are much more expensive. What does that communicate to these children?
Meanwhile, other parents prepare their children for life on the battleground where a spiritual battle is taking place. These parents realize that children need more than toys. They need to be equipped for life so that they will survive the difficulties and trials they will face.
3. Deal with your issues. There are no perfect human beings. Yet, if you don’t deal with your own issues (your sins, your insecurities, your feelings of inadequacy, etc.) these can impact your children. They may end up having to deal with some of the very issues which you would never grapple with.
I look forward to the remaining 5.