Boys Will Be Boys (Unless We Teach Them to be Men)

It can be scary to raise children in a world of Harvey Weinsteins. But the good new is, all is not hopeless. We have the ability to change the world by raising our boys to be men of integrity. A friend of mine put a list together of “rules” for her son as he grows up, and we added a few to the list:

  1. Eat lunch with the new kid.
  2. Give credit. Take the blame. Say you’re sorry….there’s no shame.
  3. Be confident and humble at the same time.
  4. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
  5. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
  6. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.
  7. Be a man of integrity.
  8. You might be naturally hard headed like a rock. Be more like clay: malleable and flexible.
  9. Always have a habit of gratitude. It’s the best cure to entitlement.
  10. Show a woman the same respect you show your mother.
  11. Don’t think too much about what others think.
  12. Marry the girl you love to talk to.

What would you add to the list?

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Tracy Driggers Clark

Be the YOU God created you to be!
Don’t let others negative thoughts into your mind!
Don’t let a failure bring you down but let it be a lesson you learn from!

Jean Burk

Remember who you are and return with honor.


The only thing you have forever is your name (except salvation). What do you want people to think when then they hear your name? Then make choices that allow them to think those things. Want to be thought of as kind? Be kind. Want to be thought of as a respector of others? Be respectful.

Raymond Horne
Raymond Horne

Treat every girl/woman as you would want your daughter treated; each and EVERY girl/woman is someone’s daughter!

Brian Quigley
Brian Quigley

Tears are not a sign of weakness, tears can show true strength and emotion.
Don’t be afraid to show your kids your tears or emotion.
Make sure to point out when your kids do the right thing and praise them for it instead of just pointing out the bad things.
Never be afraid to allow your Son(s) to play with dolls and “girly” things as it will not make them any less manly.