Never compare your children with others. No child is the same, even the ones from the same womb.
Never panic when your child is unwell. A mothers approach especially towards the affairs of her children, play a big role in the way a child responds to a situation, which would affect the child's life, positively or negatively. If your child(ren) always sees you cry at every given unwelcoming situation, it will affect their emotion as they grow. You will/ might end up raising moody and unhappy children.
Never ignore your instinct; it is very powerful.
Never always be too forward to assist your child in some "do it yourself" activities, even if they give you the "i can't do it" expression. Always encourage your child to learn to do some basic things herself, like feeding herself, tieing her shoe lace, carrying her school bag, setting her table for breakfast or lunch or dinner, reading her story books, doing her homework etc. This will help your child to be able to stand on her two feet in the society as she grows.
Never be your child's spokesman. Encourage your child to speak for herself or himself. For example, if your child sees something she likes in a shop and would love to find out more about it as long as that thing will add value to her life intellectually and she wipers to your ears to draw the attendants attention, encourage her to speak up and make her request without shying away or wanting you to speak for her. By encouraging your child to speak for herself, she becomes confident at expressing herself as time goes on. Children that speak for themselves are not easily intimated.
Never ignore or shove your child whenever he or she needs your attention or asks questions. Children are very sensitive and tend to go into their shell whenever they are treated wrongly. And if unfortunately you did not realise how hurt your child felt at your response towards her, it might be too late to save your child from drowning in depression and rejection. As mothers and as parents, be very sensitive to your children's emotions.