The bond between a son and his father is one of the most unique in the world. There’s just something about guiding your son into manhood that creates a powerful relationship that can stand the test of time.
If you’ve recently become a father or you’re thinking of spawning male offspring in the near future, here are a few things every father should teach his son. Do mind that this list isn’t exhaustive, your job isn’t over once you’ve ticked all the boxes here.
Being A Gentleman
You don’t get very far in life if you’re a douchebag. A father is a perfect person to teach his son how to be a gentleman that respects everyone but has the courage to stand up for his beliefs.
Respect For Women
Seriously, this isn’t the roaring ‘20s anymore, we actually respect women now. Teach your sons how to respect women and the world will be a better place.
If you choose to behave in a certain way, that will have consequences. A father should teach his son to own these consequences and be responsible. No good deed goes unpunished and all that.
Doesn’t matter which sport – just teach your son some sports. Sharing a physical activity can get the testosterone rolling and strengthen your bond.
Whether it’s using a hammer, saw or chisel: a father should teach his son how to use basic tools and perform basic maintenance around the house. It’ll save your son a lot of money, too!
Tying a Windsor Knot
How is your son ever going to get a job if you don’t teach him how to make a proper knot for his necktie?
Let’s be honest here: men have been running the finances for decades because most women are pretty horrible with math and/or money. Don’t let your son suffer this cruel fate and teach him how to manage his own affairs.
Light A Grill
I’m all for equality but lighting a grill will always be a man’s job. Teach your son how to make a proper fire and how to grill meat to perfection.