The relationship between a mother and her son is special. There is just something about how a son talks to his mother that they just can’t do with their father and friends. Mothers are understanding, patient, and are always there to listen and give advice to their sons.
Of course, a son needs their father too for valuable life lessons, but there are certain lessons that moms need to teach their boys. Keep reading for the 10 most important lessons a mother should teach her son.
10 Dress To Impress
The way a person dresses shares a lot about them and that is why moms need to teach their sons to dress to impress. We are not saying that he can never dress in comfortable clothes or choose a style that he likes, but he does need to know when he needs to dress more formal.
For example, if he's going for a job interview whether it is his first job at a fast food chain or a job interview out of college, he needs to know that he can't wear baggy clothes.
9 Don’t Do Anything You Are Not Comfortable With
Unfortunately, sometimes in life, people feel like they need to do things and activities that they don't want to do. They might want to fit in, be cool, or just go with the flow. But moms need to teach their sons to listen to themselves and not do anything that they aren't comfortable with.
This could be anything from social events they don’t want to attend to maybe their boss pressuring them to do something that goes against their moral code. No matter the issues, moms need to teach their sons to stick with their gut instincts.
8 Surround Yourself With Trustworthy People
When you are little, making friends is easy because all you have to do is go up to someone and ask them to play. Being a teenager and an adult can be more challenging when it comes to making friends. This is because the older you get, the more you can get hurt by people and that is why you need to have trustworthy friends in your life.
Moms need to encourage their sons to find people who truly care about them and will be there for them just like they should do the same for their friends.
7 Try Your Hardest
Life is known to knock people down to see how much they want something. So when this happens to your son, you need to be able to inspire your son to keep going and keep trying. Sometimes, when something seems too hard or you fail upon your first attempt, people can just give up.
You want your son to keep trying and give everything his all. He should know that even if he fails, he did his best, and that's something that he should be proud of.
6 It’s Okay To Ask For Advice
Some people like to think that they know it all and asking for advice or help is weak, but that is far from the truth. Moms need to teach their sons to ask for advice whenever they need it. Maybe your son doesn't understand something in school or they're at a crossroads in their life and they don't know which direction to take.
The best thing that your son can do is ask you for advice and listen to what you would recommend.
5 Follow Your Dreams
One of the best things moms can encourage their sons to do throughout their lives is to follow their dreams. This could be anything from wanting to travel abroad to applying for a selective internship. If they don't even try, then they will fail from the start. If they work hard enough, they can accomplish anything.
Dreaming also allows your son to constantly be moving forward towards a goal. This will end up giving him hope and determination to do what he wants to do.
4 Don’t Change For Anyone
With there being billions of people on this Earth, it's important to remember that everyone is different. People like different music and movies, have different styles and goals, making us exactly who we are meant to be. All of us individuals are unique from each other.
But sometimes in life, we meet people who do not like the way we look or act. Moms need to teach their sons that it is okay to be themselves and they should never change who they are for someone who doesn’t even fully appreciate them.
3 There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Emotional
There is an awful stereotype that men shouldn’t cry or show their emotions because it is not “manly.” This stereotype has done a lot of harm for boys growing up. That is why moms need to encourage their sons to express their emotions no matter what they are.
We want boys to be able to cry if they are sad, or be excited when they hear good news, or even shake in fear when watching a scary movie. All of those emotions and more make people human and it's not right for anyone to try to hide their true feelings.
2 Family Is Important
No matter where you go in life, family will always be there for you and moms need to teach their sons to always be there for their family too. With each generation of kids getting more courage and bigger dreams, a lot of young adults are moving away from their hometown to travel to a different part of the country.
Though this is exciting, sons need to remember to check in with their parents and extended family (and no, Facebook doesn’t count). Most importantly they need to be able to make trips home every once in a while too.
1 Be Respectful Towards Women
From a young age, moms need to teach their sons to be respectful of women. They need to know that women are their equals and need to be treated that way. This means that they should not be undermining, belittling, making fun of them, or doing anything else that could make a woman feel less superior to them.
This also means that moms need to teach their sons to treat women as human beings and not as objects. Women were placed on this Earth to coexist with men and not to serve them!