For the 1st entire first 5 month I was dreaming, wanting, praying for a baby GIRL as my first newborn (you know that's what most 1st time mums will naturally want..)
till Doctor finally confirmed we are expecting a BOY!
And what do I know about raising a BOY?
In time I learned that raising a thoughtful, well-behaved son can be a challenge!!! BUT... I have a great example.. His own Father!!
Not to mention.... Future women are counting on ME..... so I KNOW..I'm not just raising a GOOD BOY!!
I'm also raising a GOOD MAN..who 1 day might be somebody's Loving Husband and a devoted FATHER!!
- Give him plenty of physical affection
- Don't try to shut down his high-revving engine
- Let him show his emotions
- Give him some responsibility
- Praise the positive
- Get involved at school
- Teach him the Values of Respect, Empathy, & Independence
- Encourage his Interests
- Teach him to be smart & confident
- Give him chances to polish his social skills.
Feel free to read more interesting and inspiring articles and tips on:
- Raising Good Boys: The 5 Values you Need to Teach your Son
- 10 tips for raising a well-rounded boy
- How to Raise a Good Man
Helping around the house!
Nature and Pretend Playing!
Outdoors & Exploring!
Lady's little Gentleman...
Above All..Respecting Women!
And during a fun show we had in our last weekend's birthday and upon seeing these 2 lovely ladies dancing he turned to me and said:
"MUM, you look prettier and beautiful than them!!!"
Sometimes I ask my hubby "Do you think it's good for him to be sensitive?" Or when he starts snuggling, kissing, hugging & showering me with such sweet compliments..... I worry: Would A sensitive, affectionate boy risks being perceived as a "mama's boy, tied to her apron strings."
Well, I believe I have enough time to worry of all the hearts he might melt, but till then ladies....
THIS BOY is taken ;)
He's all mine!! and I will make sure to cherish, enjoy and indulge in every minute, every smile, every HUG and laugh we have together...and I promise YOU when the right time comes..
I will set HIM FREE TO THE WORLD as the GOOD MAN he SHOULD BE..for I am raising the Next generation :)