A Cowboy's Life: Teaching Your Son to Become a Gentleman

Teaching Your Son to Become a Gentleman

8:45:00 AM

I don’t know if you have noticed or not, but the act of chivalry among young men (and some adult men) seems to be fading. Maybe parents aren’t teaching boys to open doors for girls, or how to have respect for others. No matter the reason for this, I am making a point to make sure I raise my son to be a gentleman. And it’s never too early to start!

teaching boys to become gentleman

I feel that a true gentleman does the following:

  • Love the Lord 
  • Yes ma'am - Respond with yes ma'am/no sir 
  • Respect elders – Listen to what they say and look them in their eyes
  • Serve others – Everyone needs a helping hand at times
  • Be polite – Just simply be courteous and kind
  • Ladies first – Open doors for them, let them go in first, offer to carry heavy items for her (Ladies, let them!)
  • Table manners – Sit up straight, elbows off the table, no burping and put away the phone
  • Be a protector – Teach them that it is a man’s job to protect and defend their families. They love being the “man” of the house
  • Follows parents lead – Kids learn the best through example
  • Try to show Christ's love in all that we do
What are your tips on chivalry or manners?

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  1. I LOVE this!!! So uncommon today and we have a chance to show respect to others by doing things that used to be consider "Common" Courtesy. We get comments on what good manners our children have.... and they are usually just doing these basic things.... thank you for posting this. :)

    1. Thank you. We are very much a work in progress with my little guy, but good manners are a must!

  2. I think if boys were taught the way you described there would be a lot less father-less homes. I agree 100%. Even with my 13 month old son, I'm starting to teach him this stuff. Blessings~

  3. Stopping by from Turn It Up Tuesday. I agree, we need to teach our sons how to be gentlemen. Many qualities of a gentleman have been lost and yes, you can see it our current generation. It starts at home. Keep up the good work.

  4. This was great! I loved these! My son is 5 and these are definitely the things that we are trying to teach him! I am so glad that you shared this!!

  5. My son always asks me, "What that a gentleman thing, I just did?" That's usually after he did something quite chivalrous. I think teaching young men to be respectful, loving, and openminded is definitely the making of a good man :)
    Thanks for sharing via Mommy Monday

  6. You are absolutely right! I want my boys to be chivalrous too. My eldest helped me in my coat last Saturday!


  7. Stopping by from Turn It Up Tuesdays! I saw the TCU hat and instantly clicked on the pic!! Go Frogs!

    I love this post so much! I don't have a little man of my own, but I agree with everything you have said! Gentlemen are not as popular as they used to be. So glad you shared this!

    - Chelsea from mommieandwee.org

  8. What a beautiful job you have! I love this! I always said I wanted boys to teach them to be Godly men!!


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