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8 Things Boys Need to Hear Their Fathers Say

Words have much more power than we often realize, especially the words we say around little ears. To us, our words may just flow spontaneously, but I assure you, it’s far better to choose your words carefully, because the words you choose are silently shaping your children.Boys listen to their father and take their lead. If a young man has a father who is constantly tearing others down, never taking responsibility for his actions, then it’s far more likely that the young man will also end up sharing those traits.

While none of us are perfect, we can all use a little improvement, especially when it comes to our kids. Here are 8 things a boy needs to hear his father say.When you are wrong, own it. It might seem counterintuitive, if your goal is to show superiority to your child, which is why if that is your mindset, it needs to shift.

Your job as a father should be to instill values into your son, and the first step is by modeling those values.Be careful to only speak words of kindness, love and compassion to your wife around your children. One day, they will take your example and use it to shape their future relationships. If you are emotionally abusive or just plain callous, they may also be this way, or they may accept those same behaviors from their future partner.When you are afraid or fearful about something, own it.

It’s important your son knows that it is okay to be afraid sometimes.When you get frustrated, instead of lashing out or showing it in a display of emotion, explain how you are feeling. For example, if you are trying to fix a clogged sink, it might be tempting to throw your tools when the drain refuses to unclog. Instead, say, “I am very frustrated because this is not working out the way I planned, and

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