We have a similar philosophy. Our responsibility and goal is to raise good little people. Happy, healthy, kind individuals with knowledge and balance of personality characteristics, who do as they see fit not just follow the leader. We acknowledge their strengths, encourage and work on weaknesses. Building a resilient mind and person, who can accept disappointments as well as being humble in their achievements.
We walk our own path. We digest information, we have discussions regarding issues and situations from big to small, and we discussed how we would like to raise our children long before we had children. We talked about what we didn't like her in how we were raised and what we did like, as well as what worked and what didn't. Our principles are sound and our execution is flexible. The objective always to raise a well rounded child. Each child being an individual has different needs that need to be met.