Happy,imaginative and focused
Happy. Inquisitive. Safe and financially secure (I guess that's 4!). I suppose safe implies secure enough to have their needs met and some wants met as well, so: happy, inquisitive, safe. That's what I always want for my kids, more than academic or professional "success" as defined by others, more than wealth or material things.
resilient, compassionate, curious
In "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character," author Paul Tough presents compelling new (and some old) research indicating that character is an accurate — or even better — predictor of a child’s success than his or her array of cognitive skills. That — as the subtitle suggests — character strengths like grit, curiosity, self-regulation,
conscientiousness, and optimism are the essential factors to a child's success in life. What factors do you consider to be integral to your individual or family definition of success for your child?