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Mother/Son 101: Smart Tips for Raising Boys

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Teach Him Kindness and Respect


The world could use more gentlemen — and more kindness in general. Teaching children the old-school rules of politeness, kindness, and respect is no easy task in our busy yet increasingly informal lives. But showing your son from a young age how to use the magic words, mind his mother (and father), and hold the door (not just for women but for whomever is right behind him) will make him a stand-up, standout guy down the line. Model good behavior in your relationships with your children and your spouse. Also, teach your son to respect women by valuing them for their intelligence and personality, not their appearance and domestic skills.

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