Rules To Teach Your Son

In blog, family friends, motivation by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Browsing Facebook and found this (from Ray Costa) and want to document it for the blog. For life. For me to remind myself how I should be raising my own kid.

and how maybe you can learn and be inspired on how to teach yours!

Cheers and enjoy:


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 take 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. Always protect your siblings.

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. Stand on principle.

22. Eat lunch with the new kid.

23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.

24. Ask your mom 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. Remember at times the rain must fall for us to appreciate the sun.

30. Be confident and humble at the same time.

31. Be the bridge builder.

32. If ever in doubt, remember whose son you are and REFUSE to just be ordinary!

Copy, Paste And Post A Picture Of Your Son(s).

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  1. Just wanted to add a recommendation here.
    IF by Rudyard Kipling is a great poem that sums up the essence of what you’re saying here.
    My family has been passing it down for about 80-100 years now and it’s a hallmark of what it truly means to be a “man.”

    Have a great one and I hope you enjoy the poem!

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