10 things to tell my son before he is 16

1- How to respect a car and fix a car before they get one.  They need to know that it is not a toy.  A car requires work to keep it looking nice.

2- Open a door for your mom, your sister and your date!  (And go out of your way to do it!) 

3- Shake someone’s hand when you meet them – you don’t need to wait for them to reach out.  Reach out to them instead.   Look them in the eye, too.

4- Accept a compliment!   If someone says that you played a great game, just say thank you.   Don’t criticize yourself.

5- As the great basketball coach Jimmy Valvano stated,  “Don’ t give up! Don’t ever give up.”  You don’t have to be perfect.  You just have to try your best.

6- Laugh at yourself!   Don’t take yourself too seriously or others will do the same.   Have fun! Enjoy life.

7- Grades matter.  If your friends don’t think so, then we need to have a talk about who you are hanging out with.

8- Don’t let people put your family down.   Stand up for your brothers and sister.  Friends come and go, but family is forever.

9- Always be nice to your mom.  She loves you more than you will ever know.  A mother’s love is strong and will stay strong forever.

10- Remember that I am always your friend.  Yes, I am your dad, but above all, I am your #1 fan, your friend, your ear to listen to, your shoulder to lean on, your DAD.

Now go out there & conquer the world… and then come back and tell your mom and I every last detail.  We can’t wait to hear them!

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About Kenneth T.

My blog, My way Welcome to a little piece of my life. Here you will find things concerning my everyday experiences and or my thoughts on everyday happenings. For instance you may find thoughts of my Farmstead, which is as my wife calls it, our Accidental Farming life. Perhaps on a whim, I might just jump on a soap box about what's going on with my crazy family (the immediate one, that is).~You don't need to put a penny in the coin slot for any commentary there~ You may find, new additions to what I call "Hobby-time". Ahh yes, my hobby... I make pinback buttons (some call them badges). Sorry for the shameful plug ;-) *** And then there is the outside the box or "Offtrack" thinking, part of me. Which can be anything else from aliens to the zoology of the Loch Ness monster, but will probably be more mundane as health concerns, for instance, to vaccinate or not. Is the Earth Flat or is it Hollow? Is there a dome? Is any of it real? Do you really want to know? Police brutality and the continuing corruption of established government, Big Business, Big Oil, Big Brother. Can we survive? Should we survive? The coming montrary collapse. There is so much going on, more then we see outside our windows.
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