Wonderful Wednesday- For The Boys, 32 Great Advice To Give Your Son


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I know what’s it like raising daughters and though I don’t have sons, I also know what’s like like raising a son.  I have brothers and nephews, though boys have always gotten a bad report for being rough around the edges and sometimes can be unmanageable, deep down inside they can be just as sweet as daughters.

 

 “32 Great Advice To Give Your Son(s)”

1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.
2. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
3. Act like you’ve been there before. Especially in the end zone.
4. Request the late check-out.
5. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
6. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.
7. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.
8. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look him in the eye.
9. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
10. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.
11. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.
12. You marry the girl, you marry her whole family.
13. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
14. Experience the serenity of travelling alone.
15. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.
16. In a game of HORSE, sometimes a simple free throw will get ’em.
17. A sport’s coat is worth 1000 words.
18. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.
19. If you want to know what makes you unique, sit for a caricature.
20. Eat lunch with the new kid.
21. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.
22. Ask your mom to play. She may let you win.🤔
23. See it on the big screen.
24. Give credit. Take the blame.
25. Pull out the chair, open the door, offer to carry the bags
26. Never push someone who cares about you away, they may never come back
27. Help the elderly, be kind and gentle with children
28. Giving is always better for your soul
29. Think about the other person before you act
30. Never intentionally hurt someone you love
31. Write down your dreams.
32. Trust in God always.

Frederick Douglass said, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

~Happy Wednesday

©Etta D. Richards

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8 comments on “Wonderful Wednesday- For The Boys, 32 Great Advice To Give Your Son

  1. Love #9! Actually…love them all. 😘

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  2. Great advice I will pass to my teenage son. Thanks Etta and have a great week. Lorelle 🙂

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  3. Klea says:

    Love this!!! … Hope you don’t mind if I use many of these to keep for my Grandson xxx …

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  4. Emeka Ofili says:

    Number 13 got me LOL. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath. Good one Etta!

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  5. mvan231 says:

    Wonderfully done! I will definitely be saving this one for sure! Keep it up!

    Liked by 1 person

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