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Raising children is never easy, but as their parent, you know that you’ll do your very best to raise them right. You want your son to become the best version of himself, treating others with love and respect. You want him to become a good husband, as well as an outstanding father once he has his own children. If you’re ready to raise your son to be a good father, then check out these tips.
Set a Good Example
The first step to teaching your son to be a good father is to set a good example for him. Regardless if you’re his mom or dad, show him through your actions what a good parent looks like. Show him how to discipline out of love, how to have a good time, and how to guide his children towards making the right choices. Your actions will speak louder than any words you could tell him about being a good father.
Let Him Play with Dolls
Our society has perpetrated the notion that baby dolls are for girls to play with and action figures are for boys to play with. Although there is nothing wrong with letting your son play with action figures, don’t make him feel as if he can’t play with baby dolls too. Playing with baby dolls will inspire your son’s nurturing, empathetic nature to come out. He will learn how to feed his baby, change it’s diaper, and how to keep it happy.
Have Him Help with Younger Siblings
If your son has younger siblings (or cousins), then let your son help out with them. When you need to change your baby’s diaper, ask your son to help you get the supplies. If the baby is crying, ask your son to help you make the baby laugh. The more your son interacts with a younger child, the more comfortable he will be around them. This comfort will follow him throughout his life until it is his turn to be a parent himself.
Give Him Responsibility
Your son will also need to have his own responsibilities if he is to be a good father. Being a good parent is also about being a good partner, and that involves doing what needs to be done without being asked. Teach your son to do this by giving him responsibilities around the house that he is in charge of doing.
Although there is a lot your son will need to learn to be a good father, these tips are a great place to start.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!