FATHERS AND SONS

Every dad dreams of having a son, a boy to walk in his footsteps. Too bad dreams and reality rarely meet. A father’s job is to prepare his son for manhood but also to give him enough space to find himself (and we all know little boys like to do that). It’s not easy raising a little man- they tend to have minds of their own- but with a little guidance (for both of you) there’s nothing that fathers and sons can’t work through to develop a bond unlike any other.

“Many people now believe that if fathers are more involved in raising children than they were, children and sons in particular will learn that men can be warm and supportive of others as well as be high achievers. Thus, fathers' involvement may be beneficial not because it will help support traditional male roles, but because it will help break them down.” – Joseph H. Phleck, Author, The Myth of Masculinity

IMPORTANCE OF THE RELATIONSHIP:
    •    10 Things a Son Learns from His Dad
    •    Being a Good Role Model for Your Son
    •    Conflict: Father-Son Relationships
    •    Fathers and Sons Psychology Today
    •    Father-Son Relationship – Study:
          Role in Later Life Stress
    •    Parental Bonding – Study:
          Father-son Relationships
    •    The Life-Cycle of Father - Son Relationships
    •    Types of Relationships – Fathers and Sons
    •    What Boys Learn From Their Dads
    •    What Sons Learn From Their Fathers

ADVICE FOR FATHERS AND SONS:
    •    5 Tips – Dads Raising Sons
    •    10 Lessons for Fathers to Teach Their Sons
    •    10 Tips for Father and Son Bonding
    •    10 Things to Teach Your Son
    •    10 Ways to Strengthen Father -
          Son Relationships
    •    Fathering the Adolescent Son
    •    Make the Father-Son Relationship Work Now
    •    Raise Self-Controlled Sons
    •    Teaching Your Son to Be a Man

DADS: DEALING WITH PUBERTY/SEX:
Puberty:
    •    Boy to Man Transition
    •    Discussing Puberty with Your Son
    •    How to Talk to Boys About Puberty
    •    Puberty in Boys – Resources
    •    When Puberty Strikes Like Lightening
         Dadcentric
SEX EDUCATION:
    •    Dad’s Essential Role in Son’s Sex Education
    •    Let’s Talk About Sex
    •    Talking to Boys About Sex
    •    When to Talk to Your Child About Sex

DADS ON DATING:
    •    Dads Dating Advice
    •    Preparing a Son for Dating
    •    Teaching Boys and Young Men
          About Women and Dating

HANDLING GENDER STEREOTYPING:
    •    Avoiding Gender Stereotypes:
         Mr. Dad Article
         Parents.com Article
    •    How to Talk to Kids About Gender Roles
    •    Is Pink the New Blue?

WEBSITES:
    •    The Date Safe Project.Org
    •    The Good Men Project

BLOGS:
    •    Art of Manliness.Com
    •    Blogging ‘Bout Boys
    •    Fathers and Sons.Org
    •    Father Son Picnic.Com
    •    Raising Boys World
    •    Raising Real Men