I read an article recently about things a man should teach his son. You’ll find the article HERE.
--a solid handshake
--a healthy respect for guns
--what to do when stopped by a cop
--proper condom use
--how to console someone
--the right way to dress
--how to defuse an angry person
--to be a safe driver
The article also mentioned helping your son get into college, which I equate to the important of education, and disciplining your son for drinking or smoking pot, which I would expand to teaching your son that illegal drug use of any kind is unintelligent and unacceptable.
I agree these are all things a parent (not just a Dad) needs to teach their son.
I’d add a few other things, such as:
--a respect for women
--how to own up to and learn from your mistakes
--be careful what you say when you’re angry. No matter how much you regret it or apologize for it, you can’t take the words back once they’ve been said.
--how to change a tire!
--proper manners at the dinner table (I had this discussion a few days ago with my youngest son), and actually just proper manners period.
Oh, here’s something I had to tell my 12-year-old recently: How far you can spit doesn’t impress a girl. He has on the phone with his female friend, was outside, and came inside to put up a ruler. I heard him tell her, “I can spit 15 feet.” Yes, he had actually measured the distance of his spiting abilities. Her response to his statement was, “Ewww!”
At any rate, I’m wondering what you would add to the list of things that a parent needs to teach their son.