This list I’m going to share with you is what my husband makes sure to tell each and every one of our five boys. We were both young when we had kids and we didn’t know what we were doing but the one thing we did know was that we were going to always love, encourage, and teach our children to always do their very best.
These words are absolutely important for your son to hear from is father.
#1 I love you. This will give your son good self-esteem. They won’t grow up wondering why their father never told them he loves him. They will grow up feeling worthy of love. We’ve had random people tell us how great it is that my husband tells his sons he loves them. We can always tell how those men that praise my husband for it, didn’t get that from their fathers. It does affect a little boy and even more when they grow up.
#2 Im proud of you. This will give him value and give him pride in everything he does. He will grow proud within himself.
#3 Never be afraid to tell me the truth. My husband always tells our boys never to lie to us. “If you lie to me I can’t protect you.” This is something we’ve expressed to them since they were 2 and it stuck. If you encourage this they will be less hesitate to keep things from you. We always want to be involved in our boys lives, through all the mistakes they will make and the good times as well.