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Encouraging Heroes. You can be one too.

It’s every parent’s dream to see their boys grow up to become productive members of society. Parents teach their children many life lessons about first impressions, responsibility, and morality. Discover how these five parenting tips can help your boys achieve lifelong success.

Personal Appearance

Teaching boys about the importance of first impressions will help them reach their personal and professional goals as adults. People form opinions about each other within the first few minutes of an introduction. Personal appearance is the first thing people notice. Boys should be taught to dress themselves neatly and appropriately. Their hair and face should be well groomed. Many employers assume people with sloppy appearances will produce sloppy work.


It’s important to teach boys to establish goals at a young age. Parents should help boys determine what they want out of life and suggest ways of reaching those goals. Boys need to learn the importance of education and how college will prepare them for a successful career. Parents should also teach boys how to be confident.


Boys need to learn about responsibility so they can become productive members of society. Many parents teach their children responsibility by assigning household chores. Boys who receive an allowance learn about the value of money and how to budget their finances. Children should also be taught to take responsibility for their actions.

Survival Skills

Parents should teach boys a variety of survival skills. In the event of a physical attack, boys will need to know how to protect themselves. Many parents enroll their boys in wrestling or martial arts to help them learn these skills. Boys also need to learn how to survive in the wilderness. Many parents involve their sons in Boy Scouts to help them learn important survival skills.

Moral Values

Teaching boys about moral values will help them succeed in their professional and personal life. Companies look for reliable employees who are responsible and follow through with their promises. People who practice honesty and compassion have more success in their personal relationships.

By following these parenting tips, you will help your children succeed and become productive members of society.

Earnest Parenting: help for parents of boys.