- have love, grace and mercy -- no matter how much scolding you give a child today, the next day (or even just after the scolding), the child will love you as if nothing happened. You will still be the best-ever person in his / her life! (Compare that to the adult's attitude after a scolding.) Aren't kids awesome and miraculous beings?! :)
- follow God's laws -- they honor their parents, they don't lie / murder / covet, etc.
Assuredly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it. (Mark 10:15)