I once heard it said that you will never really know how effective you were as a parent until your child grows up and has a family of their own. Teaching a young boy responsibility and good values make life not only easier for the parent, but for his wife and family later in life.
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Excellent..I have emailed your comments to my daughter...she has my two grandsons: Walter, age 7 & Sam, age 5.
This is absolutely true, and I speak as a relatively new daughter in law myself. It's much harder to housebreak a husband when he's grown than when he's still young!
I wish I could have personally thanked my mother-in-law for the great job she did raising her son, my husband, Gary. Unfortunately, she died before we even met! He cooks, vaccums and mops, bathes the kids, etc. and he treats me with respect (opens doors, carries packages and lets me park in the garage)
Now if he would only learn to sew ona button and clean the toliet! LOL
This was great! Times have changed but not nearly enough. I see far too many of my married female friends who have full time jobs and have to handle the childcare and housechores nearly single-handedly. It's just not fair! And I have two thoughtless brothers who have never once remembered my birthday....that's up to their wives. The only hope we women have is for mothers of male children to train 'em right in the first place. Having had a husband, boyfriends, brothers and a father who 'just didn't get it', we can only keep hoping that future generations of men will learn from their moms to act better and more responsibly.
i also suggest the book Bringing up boys. by dr. james dobson. teach the boys how to be men
excellent article. My husband is wonderful. Not much of a cook but great with a knife and a dishcloth. My brother is just the opposite and its becoming really hard on his marriage. With a almost one year old child and a relatively new marriage, men need to learn that taking care of a home and children is a job and a hard one at that. No vacations, no overtime pay.
Thanks for the reminder on Dr. Dobson's book: Bringing Up Boys. I recall hearing about it on the Christian radio station I listen to regularly. At the time, I thought it would be an excellent gift for Father's Day, Mother's Day, Christmas...thanks again for reminding me. My son-in-law's birthday is next month!!!
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