21 Things Your Father Should Have Taught You about Being a Man

Some dads do a great job teaching their sons about what it means to be a man, others… not so much.  If your dad wasn’t around to teach you how to be a man, or maybe just wasn’t much of a talker, today’s blog with 30 of the things he should’ve taught you about being a man will help. Enjoy.


  1. Never throw the first punch. In fact, unless someone is an immediate threat to you or a loved one, just walk away.
  2. Don’t let little things bother you. You can always tell the size of a man by looking at the types of things that bother him.
  3. Learn how to listen. Talking about your self is okay, but listening while others talk is a more important skill.
  4. When you meet someone for the first time, look them right in the eye. There’s nothing worse then a man who averts his gaze when meeting someone or shaking hands for the first time, or any time for that matter.
  5. Never change who you are just to make someone else happy. In the end, both of you will be unhappy.
  6. Find the thing that you are most passionate about in life and make that your profession.
  7. Confidence is something that you learn with time. If you don’t have it, fake it until you do.
  8. If you have a family, you need to have life insurance.
  9. Before you end up needing a plunger, buy one.
  10. No matter what your mood, always hold your head up high in public.
  11. Never, ever let the little head in your pants do the thinking for the big head on top of your shoulders.
  12. Exercise regularly. It makes you feel great when you’re younger and will keep you younger a lot longer.
  13. Women find confidence a lot more sexy than hair.
  14. Make a habit out of calling your mom and dad every week to say hello.
  15. You must have at least one incredible pair of shoes in your wardrobe.
  16. Whatever you do, do it to the best of your ability.
  17. Real men can play games with their children.
  18. Never go out in public looking like you just crawled out of bed.
  19. Being a man isn’t just about being able to take care of yourself, but being able to take care of others as well.
  20. Buy the best, highest quality tools. That will keep you from having to buy them again.
  21. Always take complete responsibility for your actions.


  1. These are pretty much the things my husband has taught our sons. Yup, I think you nailed it.

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