Your kid is gradually growing up and so is your aggravation at the troubles with culminates almost everyday. Unless you have a brother, or already a mother of another son, handling a boy and raising him up to be a well-groomed and chivalrous gentleman may seem to be a vision impossible to be achieved.
Boys at their youth tend to be impatient, stubborn, and hasty which unless corrected can bring upon predicaments in future. This article aims to suitably guide you to deal with that little kid of yours, so that you may steer him to be a celebrated gentleman and direct him to righteous paths in every aspect of his life.
Tips for raising boys
The given tips arrayed below are for your consideration over how to develop your child to be a virtuous well-rounded person:
Make him Responsible
You must give him responsibilities and teach him to be accountable for his actions, during his early years. Certain skills such as following instructions properly and completion of given tasks develop gradually in boys. Assign him some regular chores that he would have to perform ritually, to offer him an initial sense of responsibility.
Due to some stereotypical concepts, boys are expected to control their emotions especially that of pain and grief. They are often told to swallow their infuriation, and repress their tears as ‘men’ are not supposed to shed tears. During their emotional upsurges, allow them to express themselves, provided that they are not being terribly vicious and destructive.
Parents often tend to grant less physical contact to boys over girls. You must show physical affection in the form of warm hugs and kisses in order to make them feel secure, so that they may feel ensured about your lasting love and support. As they grow beyond adolescence, boys feel shy of such affectionate touches, but that should not stop you from a quick hug and kiss, because they need it.
Don’t Shut him Down
Toddlers tend to be very fast and impatient and always at high energy state which they execute in form of running, jumping and playing fast sports such as cricket or soccer. Do not reprimand them for that, instead, endeavor to make them aware of the definite time and places where they can implement their will.
Encourage his Activities
You must encourage him in his interests, even when they do not exhibit ‘masculine’ traits. Suppose if your son aspires to take dancing lessons, you must promote and inspire him to pursue his interests. This will instill in him a sense of self-respect and hence motivate him to acknowledge other’s differences as well.
Bring in Positivity
When you get recurring complaints from school regarding his ill-behavior, do not let your infuriation possess you. Instead of scolding him, consider his mistakes, negotiate with him over his errors, and praise him for his corrected behavioral traits to promote further development of mannerisms.
These tips can assist you in developing your son to be a chivalrous, virtuous, and responsible boy and hence upgrade your parenthood skills.