Fathers have a very great role to play in the growth and development of their sons, the father is the first mentor every son has. A lot of fathers do not understand that being the head of the home places a very important responsibility on them.
Many of the problems we see in our societies today are traceable to poor parenting, especially from fathers.
I believe that if fathers take up their responsibilities seriously and bring up their children with the right virtues, we would greatly curb a lot of the vices that exist in our societies today. This write-up is designed to provoke men to become better fathers to their sons.
The five important lessons fathers must teach their sons are:
Never to raise their hands on any woman
This is a very important lesson that every son must first observe from his father. Fathers must train their sons that no matter how annoying any woman is, a good man never hits a woman. Fathers must teach their sons that only weak men hit women, that as a man you do not need to hit a woman to prove that you are a man.
How to be responsible for their families
It’s amazing when you hear the tales of a lot of young men, you hear how their fathers ran away from home and abandoned the family. Fathers must teach their sons to be willing to accept responsibility for all their actions, and strive hard to take good care of their families. They must teach them to make adequate provisions for the needs of their families. Running from responsibilities is not manly.
To dream big and be satisfied with what they have
Contentment is a virtue that all fathers must teach their sons. Fathers should teach their sons to appreciate what they have while they work hard to attain what they want. They must teach their sons not to envy others, rather to work hard and remain grateful for what they have.
How to maintain a balanced life
Fathers must teach their sons to maintain a balance in all the important aspects of a man’s life. These are broadly categorized into mental, spiritual, social/relationships and financial. Fathers must teach their sons the importance of all these areas in the development of a real man. Balanced men make balanced societies.
Fathers must teach their sons to practice self-control in all their dealings. They must teach them how to control their emotions, their words and their thoughts. Fathers must make their sons understand that real strength lies not in the ability to control others rather in the ability to control oneself.
The best way to make people learn is to show them and not just tell them. To the fathers who have read this article, you must practice these things if you want your sons to practice them.
If this article gets to the right number of men, we would be able to reduce crime rate in our societies. Would you be a part of this movement?
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