15 Things a Mom Should Teach Her Boys

by Claire Minnaar

I received this email from one of my friends last week and given I am in the process of raising 2 boys, I thought it was a fun read and worth sharing. So, if you have a boy – read on!

  1. The kitchen? Not just for girls. Learn to use a stove.
  2. If a girl tries to change you she doesn’t really love you no matter how much you want her to.
  3. Shower daily, keep your nails trim and use deodorant.
  4. A dutch oven is never funny. EVER.
  5. It is NEVER acceptable to break up with a girl over the phone.
  6. Understand how to use basic tools.
  7. When you ask a girl, “Is something wrong?” and she says, “No.” She’s lying.
  8. The job of a stay-at-home mom is equally as hard as yours.
  9. Table manners. Use them.
  10. You will never know a stronger pull than that of your friends trying to get you to participate in their wrong doing. Resisting makes you a man. Succumbing makes you a coward.
  11. NEVER use your fists to solve ANY dispute. One wrong punch could take a life and it could be yours.
  12. Condoms will save your life.
  13. Never use the word gay in a derogatory manner. It’s ignorant.
  14. Sexting is a federal offense.
  15. Real girls do not look like Victoria’s Secret models.

There you have it! I’m sure there’s plenty more we can teach our boys, but this is a good and fun start!

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Kerina August 28, 2012 - 8:45 am

Agreed! Some great ways to help teach our boys. Thank you for sharing

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Chereen June 21, 2013 - 11:21 am

Point number 7 makes me fume. Shouldn’t we teach our daughters to speak up when something IS wrong, rather than teaching our sons that when a woman says no, she’s lying?

Fred June 21, 2013 - 2:49 pm

I agree with all except 7 (Moms, teach your girls to be honest), and 10 (Never succumbing will result in you being ostracised, learn the difference between harmless rebelion and life altering mistakes). Other than that, I think fathers have the most important lesson to teach their sons, and that’s to respect women.


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