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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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