5 important lessons all dads must teach their sons

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There's more to teach them aside from being strong and brave

Most dads keep to themselves, preferring their actions speak louder than any words of wisdom ever could.

But, if we look closely and we get older, it gets easier to understand the important life lesssons they’ve been teaching us all along.

For new dads who seem daunted by this whole fatherhood thing, it may give some comfort to know that you don’t have to have it all figured out but no matter who you are, you hold priceless life lessons that could help your son grow up with strength and integrity.

1. If you can manage by yourself, then do it

Value constant learning and self-reliance. At the end of the day, we are all on our own. This may sound harsh and sure, it’s nice to have people you can count on, but going through life knowing that whatever happens, you’ve got your back,  and that you can learn to do anything, is both humbling and empowering.

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2. All work has value

It doesn’t matter if you grow up to be a doctor, a plumber, or an artist, all work has meaning.

In the same way, treat others with respect. Greet the doorman with as much enthusiasm as you would when you meet the CEO of a multinational conglomerate.

Taking pride in what you do and respecting others for their choice of profession or livelihood will shape you into becoming a person of integrity.

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