10 Ways Moms Can Connect With Their Sons


1. Do something he’s interested in, even if you hate it. Yes, it means watching a Star Wars marathon or going to a skateboarding tournament.

2. Limit screen time for both of you. You and your son probably have favorite shows and apps. However, you can sacrifice one night a week to do something fun together.

3. Give advice, only when asked. If you truly want to empathize with your son, just listen and then offer advice only if he asks you. Never start a sentence with “If I were you..”

4. Have a sense of humor. Lighten up and laugh. Tell jokes to each other. Boys love fart jokes.

5. Listen calmly when your son is talking to you. Don’t jump to conclusions or make accusations.

6. Play Games. Board games, online games, or create your own games.

7. Have a special date with your son. Take your son out for dinner or somewhere fun that you both agree on. Use the opportunity to find out what is going on with your son.

8. Eat dinner together at least twice a week. Dinner time is the time for families to share and learn.

9. Remind him how important he is to you. If you’re a working parent, you probably spend an average of 3-4 hours a night with your son. Use this time wisely and assure your son that even though you don’t get to see him as much, he’s very much a big part of your life.

10. Trust your son. If you set the example by being a model of honesty, then your son will follow suit. Children learn how to lie by observing their parents. When you show your son that your trust him, you develop confidence in your son.

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2 Responses to 10 Ways Moms Can Connect With Their Sons

  1. This is an excellent post and really great blog! I am going to tell others about it. Thanks for answering the question I asked in the online Mom’s magazine.

  2. mroker says:

    Thank you Cynthia! I am following you on Facebook and Twitter. You have a great site for us moms over 35! I’ll send you my email so we can be in touch.

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