5. To Be Himself

Maybe all the kids play football at recess, but your son would rather play on the swings. So what? You won’t do him any favors by encouraging him to do something he doesn’t enjoy.

Of course, he’ll have to do things he doesn’t like, but forcing him to play sports, take up the electric guitar or read fantasy novels because his friends are is just going to make him feel bad. Encourage your son to foster his own passions and to be who he is. Trying to be someone you’re not is bad for self-esteem and you don’t want your son to deal with that.

To Be a Gentleman
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