Love them, support them, and be a good example
That is good advice...and praying about God bringing the right men. Obviously there are people that take advantage of situations like these for evil purposes.<br />
I also taught my son about being a gentleman from an early age. I saw God bring good men into my son's life. My son is 17 and has fine character. <br />
I talked to him early on about values, and the importance of having character..in age appropriate ways. <br />
Blessings on being a mom!
I'm trying to find out this answer myself!
Start with a good Church. Being good Christians and having good Christian families will make them know the Holy Bible and follow God's way.<br />
Monitor what they learn after school, and ask them what they did while in School.<br />
From your questions and the way each give answer will make you know which one is going astray, then you can know how to give special attention to that one.
My dad died when I was 2 and my brother was 6 weeks old I think we grew up OK. I wish I could give you a better answer
1. She is in control.<br />
2. She is honest and truthful to them. <br />
3. She lets them be who they are. <br />
4. She loves them for who they are. <br />
5. She makes them deal with the consequences of their actions. <br />
6. She lets them know the whereabouts and everything else about their father(s).
I was raised by a single mother, and I like to think of myself as a good man.<br />
There are no barriers to you raising a good man, but what you (and he) may find difficult is raising a man to fit into male society.<br />
Of course, you want to teach him respect for women. From your relationships with other men, and your relationship with him, he will see how men and women should treat one another.<br />
In my case, some traditionally masculine traits and experiences are missing. I never was interested in team sports or male bonding. I believe one can be a good man (perhaps even better), lacking those elements.
make them listen to joel osteen......everyday
The fact that you're thinking about it has gotten you along way toward achieving that goal.
You're going to have a much easier time doing that then you would if you were with someone... especially if there was no harmony there. You'll be FINE. Just let your instincts and wisdom guide you as you nurture them into adult life.
Just be there for them when they need you to start with. Be honest about their dad too.
You'll know what to tell them when the time comes :) and how to be there for them is instinctive... Actually you are thinking ahead and thats a good start already :)
Time, attention and patience... In my opinion, those are the key ingredients :)
Yes! See... I know you are doing fine already... :) don't worry too much, you're alright... :)
Let them pump the gas. Make them talk to the cashier person. Make sure they have a disciplined lifestyle. Try to find mentors (good men are fading fast so its hard to find). Get them involved in sports and community activities. Be the best example you can be for them. My mom had faults and did some things wrong. She was very attractive and had a lot of boyfriends and I thought that was wrong, esp when they would be at the house. If you want your boys to grow up respecting women, you have to be that example for them and respect yourself and them and that might involve you easing up on the dating scene if you're in it. I still struggle with utmost respect for my mom but I have definitely forgiven her for her bad choices.