Have you asked yourself, “am I a good son to my parents?”. “Have I done enough for them?”. Let’s talk about five essential tips to be a good son. May this reading benefit you 🙂
“The hardest part of growing up is realizing your parents are growing old.”
Have you ever looked at your parents and realized how fast they are getting older? You feel how much you love your parents. Yet, you are still not sure whether you’re a good son.
Deep in our hearts, we want to be good sons to our parents. They probably sacrificed so much to give us the best life possible. Especially when it comes to being a son.
Being a son, you usually have a gap with your parents emotionally. Unlike daughters, who seem more loving and close with their parents, sons usually do not. It can be a bit tricky to have a positive relationship with your parents all of the time. Plus, with the generational gap that already existed.
Growing up is tough, and in the difficult teenage years, this task is even more challenging. But chill out. There are plenty of ways to practice being a good son to your parents. And, yeah, these tips also apply to how to be good daughters too!
Let’s go ahead and go over some ways you can be the best son possible.
One of the most important ways to be a good son is to listen to what they say. This does not mean listening and forcing obedience in areas you disagree with.
We are all human, and it is not normal to agree with someone else in every aspect. In those cases where you might disagree, constructive communication is crucial. And it is the only way to come to an understanding with your mom or dad.
Listening here means listening to the heart-felt advice they give you when searching or in need of it. We often think we know absolutely everything, which is not valid for anyone in this world.
Your parents are also not know-it-all, but they probably know much better than you. It is also important to remember that your parents have been your age once upon a time.
Showing your parents a basic level of respect by listening to what they have to say, especially in crucial situations, is a big must. Listen, and if you disagree with them, try to find a way for a win-win solution.
Your parents just want the best for you and for you to be happy. They might try to find hobbies to share and different ways to bond with you throughout your life.
To be a good son, you should also make a considerable effort to bond with them. Finding common interests can go such a long way in benefiting your relationship with your parents. Maybe you have the same favorite football team as your dad. Or the same interest in gardening as your mom. Just find something! And talk about it.
Making an effort to bond with them will make them happier than they will likely let on. Having those special moments, you bond over with them will eventually become some of your favorite memories.
The time you spend with your parents as you grow up is invaluable. And when you are in their shoes one day, you will thank yourself for going the extra mile to bond with them as much as possible.
3. Be Helpful
The next way you can be a great son to your parents is to be helpful. Being helpful might not always be the most fun thing to do. But believe me, it will never go unnoticed by your parents. They’ll remember.
You can show up and be helpful to them in numerous ways. Helping with little things around the house such as chores can be one way. Or more significant tasks like taking on projects around the house that need to be completed.
Your parents have likely helped you in ways you are not even consciously aware of. So returning the favor is a small thing to do if you desire to be the best son possible.
4. Be Grateful
One thing a lot of children do is take their parents for granted. It is never a good feeling when one might realize they have done this. But it is, unfortunately, bound to happen.
To be a good son, you should try your best never to take your parents for granted.
This is no fun to think about. But tomorrow is never guaranteed to anyone. So tell your parents to thank them for everything. Tell them how much you love your parents.
Your parents will love and appreciate this gesture more than they could tell you. And you will also feel like a much better son.
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look and realize they were the big things.”
5. Show Up
The last way to ensure you are the best son is always to show up. This means making an effort to show up for important occasions. Like holidays or birthdays, or just show up once in a while to spend time with them.
Parents need their sons as much as their sons need them. So showing up is crucial to show that you value them. If possible, show up in every moment like you’re meant to be there.
It might not always be possible to show up whenever you are expected. I know. Life and other things can quickly get in the way of that. The important thing is that you try your best and show up for them as much as possible.
Show up authentically, and synergy will meet you there. It will show how much you love your parents.
You are a great son by simply being respectful and courteous to your parents throughout your life. There are always extra steps that one can take to be the absolute best son possible to their parents, though.
Always listen, make an effort to bond, be helpful, be grateful, and always try to show up for your parents. Doing these simple tasks will, in turn, make your parents proud of their son. Indeed, it will create a sense of accomplishment in them by making them feel like they did a great job raising you.
Your parents are trying their best the same way you are. And doing these five things will create a deeper and more meaningful relationship with your parents than you thought possible. Love your parents! Be a good son!