My mother in-law bought this book for her eldest son a.k.a my hubby, when she was visiting my sister in-law in US.
"Father to Son" is a book on life lessons on raising a boy. We have two boys, naughty ones and I guessed that's the reason my mother in-law bought this book for my hubby.
The 5 keys:
- Be around.
- Be his father, not his friend. Imagine his confusion when you must discipline him.
- Be a good husband. Show his mom respect at all times.
- Be home for dinner
- Be his hero.
Turning a boy into a man is a man's job. In this little book of wisdom for fathers, there's hundreds of succinet thoughts which are practical and intangible, lighthearted and serious, all supported by a strong moral backbone - to guide, to remind, to teach and to inspire. The author has been gathering material for this book since the first of his two teenage sons was born.
I particularly like these two.
When Jared first learned this from hubby, he told me "Mommy, I can not tell you. Daddy teaches me to keep a secret.
In the end,
Jared showed me this page and said "Mommy, the book said Let him go. When I want to buy toys, you must let me go. Let me go wherever I want to go".
Father's Day is around the corner and I take this opportunity to wish all the fathers out there "Happy Father's Day". Happy turning a boy into a man!