By Jay Payleitner
Perfect? No. yet you are still the perfect dad in your boy.
Bestselling writer Jay Payleitner, dad of 4 grown sons (and one remarkable daughter), offers a bucketful of man-friendly rules on how construct a father-and-son dating. excellent news is, you do not have to assert much. by means of your existence and instance, you can:
These fifty two quick-to-read chapters provide nice how you can relate or spend time as dad and son. and every proposal presents a brand new construction block for a father-son courting that would support your boy alongside the trail to turning into a guy.
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Extra resources for 52 Things Sons Need from Their Dads. What Fathers Can Do to Build a Lasting Relationship
He had worked hard in the classroom for 12 and a half years and had proven himself to his parents and college admissions officers. Young people have a difficult time seeing how hard work today pays off in the future. That’s where a dad who has built a relationship of trust with this son can come alongside him and say, “Finish your studies. Don’t goof off in school. ” TAKEAWAY School is critically important. But the whole point of school is to set your son up for success later in life. Whether that’s in a boardroom, in a laboratory, at a hospital, in a courtroom, or on a construction site.
You certainly have that authority—if you think it’s important—but then prepare to follow through to the end. When you do tell your son to do something with clarity and conviction, he has to know that you are absolutely committed to that ultimatum. If you choose a battle, then prepare yourself to fight that battle and win that battle. Ultimatums, as you probably already know, are dangerous parenting tools. Rules change. New information becomes available. Kids mature. Every kid is different. Upon further review, some of your rules may not be that critical to success in life.
That’s what dads do. That means protecting them. Providing for them. Helping them dream big dreams. Teaching them right from wrong. Having the right tool at the right time. Including a 99-cent inflating needle. Two last thoughts. Remind your son or daughter to spit on the inflating needle before inserting. And don’t miss the chance to get out there yourself and offer to play all-time quarterback. TAKEAWAY Do this. Seriously. Write yourself a note. Send yourself a text. Today or tomorrow, secure possession of an inflating needle.