25 Rules for Mothers with Sons

I saw this list floating around on Facebook and had to share it with all of you. Being a mom of 2 boys, I love this list. Every single thing on it is true and something all us moms need to remember when raising boys. I did a shortened version of the list but please please please, go to Team Studer and read each and every description. She did an amazing job!!!!

1. Teach him the words for how he feels.

2. Be a cheerleader for his life

3. Teach him how to do laundry

4. Read to him and read with him.

5. Encourage him to dance.

6. Make sure he has examples of good men who are powerful because of their brains, their determination, and their integrity.

7. Make sure he has examples of women who are beautiful because of their brains, their determination, and their integrity

8. Be an example of a beautiful woman with brains, determination, and integrity.

9. Teach him to have manners

10. Give him something to believe in

11. Teach him that there are times when you need to be gentle

12. Let him ruin his clothes

13. Learn how to throw a football

14. Go outside with him

15. Let him lose

16. Give him opportunities to help others

17. Remind him that practice makes perfect.

18. Answer him when he asks, "Why?"

19. Always carry band-aids and wipes on you.

20. Let his dad teach him how to do things

21. Give him something to release his energy

22. Build him forts

23. Take him to new places

24. Kiss him

25. Be home base

I thought I'd add one more to the list:

26. Tell him you love him