Hi there, congratulations on the birth of your son. I’m sure he is adorable and definitely will be your pride. I’m not a Mom yet but I have met a lot of sons and I just wanted to say a little something. Do open your mind and hear me out. One day your son will grow up and become more than just the apple of your eye; he will become the light of a young woman’s life. Today I’m going to speak for that young woman. The first thing I request you is to teach your son that men and women are equal. An appendage doesn’t entitle him to be of a superior sex. Teach him to respect the women that come into his life and watch how beautifully he is treated by all of them. Let him know that respect must be earned, but if he does earn it he will be among the happiest men on earth. It wont be a piece of cake but if he has a great example in you it won’t be that hard either. Secondly, teach him to dream. Great ambitions started with just a dream and teaching him to dream is the best foundation for his future life. But remember, he needs to learn that dreams need hard work to make them come true.
Encourage him to get hobbies that will stick with him for the rest of his life. The best relationships are the ones where both partners have individual interests and by encouraging this early you are ensuring a happy married life for him. No really it’s a lot more important than people give it credit for.
I know you will definitely give him a good education but along with the degrees teach him how to make friends. Also let him know that 4 really close friends are better than 20 acquaintances.
Lastly, and I know this is the hardest, teach him to let go of your skirt as he grows up. Let him fall and let him make his own mistakes with the woman who is ready to accept those little mistakes. Don’t worry, you’ll always be his number 1 girl. Just hope you don’t try to be the only one.
On behalf of your future daughter-in-law