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How to Be a Good Son

by eHow Relationships & Family Editor

You love your parents with all your heart and you want to be the best son you can be. You know you don't always show it so you want to change your ways. Follow these hints to be a good son and make your parents proud.

Visit your parents. Nothing says "I love you" more than spending time with someone. Parents spend their lives giving you their time. Be a good son and give some time back to them.

Help with house repairs, yard work and snow removal. Your parents will be grateful when you offer to share in the hard work around the house.

Help with car repairs. Everyone appreciates a son who can fix a car. Change their oil, fill up the wiper fluid and wash the car.

Get a good education. Make your parents proud by educating yourself. Most parents dream of their child going out into the world with an education that can help them start a career.

Get a good job. Show your parents that you can support yourself. A good son can take care of himself and those he loves. Let your parents see the time and effort they spent raising you helped create a good person who can live independently.

Be kind to your siblings. Help them in any way your can. Parents want their children to get along. It's comforting for them to know you will have each other after they are gone.

Remember anniversaries and birthdays. Call your parents on special days and visit when you can. Bring your children if you have any. Your parents will love having you and your family around.

Thank your parents for all they have done for you. Tell them how you feel and how much they mean to you. People often forget to say, "I love you and you're important to me." Tell your parents you care--and tell them often.

Tip

  • Be a kind and caring person. Help people. Be considerate. Any parent would be proud of a son who has a good heart. Be that son.