We have thought from time to time about what is important to us that we can kind of use as a creed for what we believe in as a family. A benchmark, if you will, that will guide the kids as they grow up. I was reading the Bible to Adam while nursing yesterday - it's got a little more meat than the TV Guide! - and came across Titus 3:1-2. It's basically a list of values. I think it's a pretty awesome start and the only one I would add to the end is "Don't lie!"
-- Be subject to rulers and authorities
-- Be obedient
-- Be ready to do whatever is good
-- Slander no one
-- Be peaceable and considerate
-- Show true humility toward all men