I shouldn't have to tell you that.
Second, boys *should* be boys.
Here are 3 things that help transform them into good men:
(1). Establishing Structure
(2). Quality Time
(3). Playing Outside
Let's dive in...
Knowing how and when to discipline your son will make him a better person.
You must balance love and discipline.
Being overly critical, harsh and combative with your son will only make it more difficult for you to communicate with him.
Pro tip: Always listen first.
Positivity & encouragement should always outweigh any criticism.
Consistent rules that keep your son safe and teach him the difference in right & wrong.
Rules, when enforced firmly, fairly & consistently give your son structure.
And structure is important to the healthy development of boys.
We must be willing to see that what our boys need isn’t simply more education, more prescriptions, more money, or more activities.
What they need is us.
There is absolutely no substitute for spending time with your son.
But putting your child in more activities is only more time he is NOT with you.
That is counterproductive and should be done with caution.
You are not a chauffeur.
You are his parent, with whom he is meant to spend quality time.
Presumably a person you want to raise to become a productive, kind, happy member of society.
Remind yourself that time with you is the best way to raise him.
I know, I get it. It sounds rudimentary and girls can/should do this as well.
But, it is a bit different.
"Boys like nature because it offers them a physical and imaginative testing ground.”
Outside is where boys learn to be the very essence of a boy.
They fail in a very real way that cannot be undone by a “restart” of a video game.
Your son will develop confidence, social skills, understand the strengths & weaknesses of himself & his peers and hone their decision-making abilities
• Provide & follow a set rules in your household. Your son will thrive on structure & learn to trust & respect you.
• Spend time w/ your son. The activity doesn’t matter.
• Make sure he spends time outside, where his imagination can run wild & he can test his limits
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