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Post by eddie on Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:15 pm

RULES TO TEACH YOUR SON.

1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.
2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.
3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.
4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
5. Request the late check-out.
6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.
8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.
9. Play with passion or don’t play at all…
10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.
11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.
13. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.
14. You marry the girl, you marry her family.
15. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
16. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.
17. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.
18. Never turn down a breath mint.
19. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.
20. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.
21. Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him.
22. Eat lunch with the new kid.
23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.
24. Ask your mum to play. She won’t let you win.
25. Manners maketh the man.
26. Give credit. Take the blame.
27. Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied.
28. Write down your dreams.
29. Take time to snuggle your pets, they love you so much and are always happy to see you.
30. Be confident and humble at the same time.
31. If ever in doubt, remember whose son you are and REFUSE to just be ordinary!
32. In all things lead by example not explanation.
33. Vulnerability is ok and isnt anything to be ashamed about.
34. It’s not weak to speak.

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Post by JulesV on Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:43 pm

Very wise words. Most of those rules are good for daughters too.  

I've noticed that whenever there is disagreement in the extended family my relatives look to my son as the arbitrator and even peacemaker, so I'd say he's defo turned out alright. He's a good lad. I cannot praise him enough, I really can't.

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Post by eddie on Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:58 pm

That’s nice Jules. You’ve obviously done a good job in bringing him up.

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Post by JulesV on Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:11 pm

Thank you, eddie. I did my best.
But I feel there's an element of luck involved too. Cos some kids turn out quite badly even tho (seemingly) their parents did everything to bring them up the right way.

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Post by eddie on Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:32 pm

Jules wrote:Thank you, eddie. I did my best.
But I feel there's an element of luck involved too. Cos some kids turn out quite badly even tho (seemingly) their parents did everything to bring them up the right way.

That’s true, but a loving home gives them a good start.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:44 am

Jules wrote:...the extended family my relatives look to my son as the arbitrator and even peacemaker

In Native American culture, he is, or becomes the Medicine Man. A combination of priest, professor and physician, he is almost equal in status to the Chief.

Congratulations, Jules.

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