When I was young I looked at my parents as all-knowing gods. Having little people of my own makes me realise how young they were and how much they didn't know.
I don't want to be a know-it-all (imagined or otherwise). I admit to my children that I don't know all the answers. I have certainly learnt more about myself from them than from any introspection, teacher, book or guru.
Parenting may be a strange 'mix and match' of knowledge and intuition and things may not always be perfect but honesty seems to be working right now so I think we'll stick with it.