Kindness and compassion:. To think about others and be tuned into what's going on around them. A little bit of kindness does go a long way. It's something we teach them, but I want to make sure it sticks.
Self Confidence: Not too much; but enough so they're comfortable with who they are, and believe in themselves. It's something I wish I had more of. I've missed opportunities because I convinced myself I wasn't up to the job. I don't want them to miss out. Having self-belief can open doors.
Be Positive: I want them to approach everything with optimism. To see the best in people; to always look for the pluses before the minuses; and to keep their glass half-full. Positive people are like happy magnets. They get so much more out of life.
Have a little...patience: Kids are in such a rush to grow up. They don't want to wait for anything. They're so keen for time to speed up - I'm desperate for it to slow down! So I'd like to make sure they don't wish time away. And that they're not too hasty with those big, important decisions later on. I want them to take time to find the right partner. Not as much as me though...I'd like to be a useful, ancient granny.
Sense of humour: If all else fails, make them laugh.
What would you wish for your children? There are some magic ideas over at Kate Takes 5.