Thursday, January 31, 2008

How to get along with your son

How to get along with your son

According to experts in family relationships the following strategies to bring up your son are recommended:

1. Be his friend.
2. Expose him to various situations.
3. Let him decide what he wants to do in life.
4. Make him a hero.
5. Encourage him to read.
6. Have good friends for his sake.
7. Forgive his mistakes.
8. Give him your time.
9. Don't criticize him in front of others.
10. Teach him to be responsible.
11. Teach him to learn to lose and to enjoy winning.
12. Don't mollycoddle him.
13. Don't make comparisons.
14. Put yourself in his shoes.


  1. i have a 20yr. old son whom i have given my all to and all i seems to get is disrespectful from him,and sometimes i want him out of my life,i put him out of my house before and something bad happen n our lives that cause me a lot of heart ache and pain,i don't know how much more i take from this.

  2. Can you forget about the past and try to do things differently? Show your love and respect to him and win him over.

  3. I especially like numbers 4, 6, 9, and 11! It's so easy to forget how we felt when we were that age, but if we really try to, we do remember, and it helps us to know how to treat them. Good post!

  4. Like Ang, I love #14. We have to remember sometimes that kids will be kids. They don't always follow what we tell them to do but it doesn't mean they don't love us. It just means they're being themselves haha.

  5. I like #3 and #9. Let them be who they want to be. Hopefully you have given him a good example and so it should be ok to leave it up to him. And #9 Don't criticize him in front of others - a good point to remember. Might be hard to do in the moment but I can definitely see why this would be good to try work on.

  6. Such great advice. Everyone should take the time to consider these before speaking to their son (or daughter) harshly and keep these tips in the back of their mind.

  7. Thank you for sharing. Our hope for our son is that he believes with all of his heart that his parents love him & recognize him a blessing. I know that there will be times that we won't get along, but even during those times we love him.


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