7. To Be a Gentleman

One compliment that I have received more than any other regarding my teenage son is how he is such a gentleman. I am very proud of him for that fact. He is so well-mannered and polite and I am thankful for that.

But he would not have been that way if I had not been very strict with him concerning this from the time he was very small. He not only knows the polite phrases he should say to others but is quick to open doors for women and offer assistance to the women close to him.

Like you, I am still a mother in the teenage trenches and still learning. What have you made sure to teach your teenage sons? I would love to know.

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