Recently I have seen a few people posting a link to this 20 Things a mother should tell her son post and each time I read it I find myself disagreeing with many of the things to be taught. It is written from a particular perspective on life that differs from my own.
I am a son and I have a mother and have some thoughts on the matter. Here is my response
1. RESPECT Others
(Could also be learned from Aretha Franklin) – Respect everyone and everything. Everyone is worthy of respect until they prove otherwise. People have different opinions and perspectives on life. Parents can teach this to their sons (and daughters) by modelling respectful discussions and disagreements. Parents can teach their children about different perspectives on various issues and help kids to examine those perspectives.