What Boys Know About Wisdom, Common Sense, plus Street Smarts!
Tips For Growing Boys On How To Handle Yourself, People and Situations.
Build Yourself A Good Name.
"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold." Proverbs 22:1
Some guys talk themselves into trouble, stolen stuff and busted teeth.
Shut your mouth about your business and keep your stuff and teeth.
Don't play me, boy, you know I am talking about your:
When anyone asks about your dad's and mom's business, tell them to speak to dad or mom.
Do Not Add To Your Own Troubles
You're passing by fussing and cussing folks. Keep moving.
Messing in other people's business is like grabbing fighting dogs by their ears.
"He that passeth by and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears." Proverbs 26:17
Real Men Are Tender Toward Their Pets.
Feed, clean, exercise and spend time with your animals.
Train and discipline your pet, if needed.
Do not be mean to any animal.
Don't poke'em with sticks, starve, burn, or drown them.
Changing What A Man Said or Wrote Is A Form Of Lying
Let's say, Bobby told you to eat two slices of his pizza.
You eat one slice of Bobby's pizza. You eat one slice of Jeff's pizza.
You tell Jeff Bobby said you could eat two slices of pizza.
They are ashamed of you for lying (and stealing) and beat you down for changing Bobby's words.
"Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar." Proverbs 30:6
Do Not Do Wrong When You Are By Yourself
A guy does dirt. No one sees or hears him. He stills run scared.
The laws of nature saw him, will man-hunt him and will punish him.
You do right. Someone says you did wrong. You don't run.
Take authority. Get in their face. You stand like a bold lion for yourself.
"The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion." Proverbs 28:1
Do Not Be Glad At Someone's Hard Times.
Crazy Jason made fun of poor Larry's hard times. Larry lives at the homeless shelter. One day Jason gets robbed. Why? Jason was punished.
Poor Larry's Maker took Jason's mocking to heart.
"Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished." Proverbs 17:5
When the time comes - treat your handsome shaven face to hydrogen peroxide
The stuff in the brown bottle soothes razor burns, shaving nicks and razor bumps. Plus, your skin heals faster.
Use hydrogen peroxide for:
An Easy Way To Stay Healthy
Apples pump up your brain.
Count your cash for a bag of apples.
Eat one or more apples everyday.
Real Lemons. Four fresh squeezed lemons - grade A maple syrup (two+ tablespoons) - and a pinch of red pepper = one gallon. Serve hot or cold.
Apples and lemons keep your body strong and brain brainy.
Your Sister(s) Is Your Family
A man - no matter his size - will protect his sister.
He must have the reputation of defending his sister.
Guys know not to play the fool with your sister.
A Man Can Sing One Good Ballad
"My Funny Valentine" is a good masculine song. Practice singing. Be serious. Be mature. It builds your confidence and boldness.
My funny Valentine
Sweet comic Valentine
You make me smile with my heart
Your looks are laughable
Yet you're my favorite work of art
Is your figure less than Greek?
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak are you smart?
But don't change a hair for me
Not if you care for me
Stay little Valentine stay
Each day is Valentines Day
Free Printable Version of 'My Funny Valentine' Lyrics
Listen to performances by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr or Nat King Cole.
Sing to mom. Sing to sister. Sing to your future wife! (Warning! Do not sing 'My Funny Valentine' to a girlfriend unless you want to get married!)
Body Maintenance Is Easy
Bathe/Shower - Clean your teeth - Trim your nails
Change your socks - undershorts - jocks everyday.
Carry a handkerchief for quick nose maintenance: runny, bloody, and sneezy.
Ponder The Deep Matters Of Life
Find good quiet places to think -- your room, any library.
This thinking time is not the same as schoolwork or homework.
No radio. No TV. No company. Tell folks to leave you alone.
Be strong. Spend at least 15 minutes in thought. Take a watch.
Write down questions for later. Read. Talk with men you admire.
Shyness Is A Waste Of Time
Speak up and out. Be respectful. Be bold.
Being shy is weakness, fearfulness and selfishness.
Easily Handle Containers
Control your soft drinks, hot chocolate or tea. Pour liquids, even gasoline and oil, below the edge of glasses or containers.
It cuts down on:
Do Not Be A Kid Everyday
Wear a necktie once a week - not including Sunday.
Bow ties? Suits? Go for it. Be thick-skinned.
Laugh with the jokers. Do not cry. Do not get angry. Look the bad-mouths in the eyes, then walk away.
You are a man. Show your serious nature.
Do Not Fool With An Untrustworthy Guy Even If He Is A Nice Guy
Do not depend on a friendly fella who cannot be trusted during good times or fun times.
An unfaithful fella will mess you up during bad times. You'll be left holding the bag.
Always Honor Momma and Daddy
A man will not rob, steal or be sneaky toward his Pa and Ma.
The hard laws of nature will be on autopilot against a son who rips off his parents.
"Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee." Exodus 20:12
You Know You Are Successful - A Winner
Let someone else compliment you.
You do not need a big head. Control your vanity.
Do Not Show Fear, Young Man. Make Your First Day Smooth...
Do not be shy. Speak up. Be respectful. Be bold...
Give Your Brain And Body A Recharge
Get 6 to 8 hours of sleep. Rest when you are tired.
When you are finished sleeping or resting get up, get going.
Pay Attention To Your Belly SignalsWhen You Get Full - Stop Eating or Drinking
Laugh With Passion And Pleasure
Do not giggle - a shy laugh
Do not snicker - a disrespectful laugh
Do not snort - a laugh through your nose
Laugh with people not at them.
If you do something embarrassing, laugh at yourself.
Work Includes Labor, Thinking and Creativity
Men know not to lollygag - not to be lazy.
Men know to remember where they are going - remember what they are doing - remember why they are doing what they do.
A Good Leader's Commands Are Not MysteriousTell Your People:
Toward Daddy, Momma, Brother, Sister, Grandmama, Granddaddy
Handle Your Cleanliness and OrganizationDo not feel good or bad about chores.
Walk About With A Fist.
Say, "Stop Disrespecting Me" (Girls, this is good offense for you, too. Use it.)
Do not be shy. Bullies are not shy. You are not shy either. Shyness is a waste of time. Lighten your backpack load. Learn how to box, watch an Ali or Rocky flick, learn how to street fight or study martial arts.
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Learn To Obey ImmediatelyDo as you are told so Mom and Dad will not splash you with a pot of cold water.
Pay Attention To Your Heart
Men do not lie about their successes.
Men do not lie to get attention.
*Quote from "Soldier's Home" by Ernest Hemingway.
You Are One Among Many Handsome Guys
If someone says you are handsome or ugly say, "Thank You".
If someone says you are pretty or cute say, "No. I am handsome".
Then, talk about something else, or go help daddy or mama, study, or finish one of your projects.
Dress nice - Keep a good haircut - Keep a good personality and character.
Command Respect From Mockers and The Foolish
When a kid or grown person speaks, touch or show you something in a bad or dirty way, say, "Stop Disrespecting Me".
They will laugh or get upset, so say it again, "Stop Disrespecting Me".
They are not embarrassed, shy or afraid. You will be bold, too.
Look them in the eyes. Speak up and out.
Practice at home in front of the mirror. Practice with someone.
Buckingham Palace Guards Master Their Bodies. They Do Not Move Until They Want To.
You can do this at school, in the car, at church, etc.
First, practice alone. No television, music, or video games during the count.
Uncross your hands, arms, legs and feet. Unball your fingers and toes. Relax. No scratching. No rubbing. Now...
Count slowly (do not play me, boy).
If you move during the count restart at number one.
When you are still and quiet and at peace you have succeeded. Can you feel your strength?!
You will soon be in control anywhere. Sweet!
Stop Trying To Remember What Lies You Told
Stick to the truth when you are under pressure, nervous, ashamed, or unsure.
Hear What You Are Saying
Speaking slower makes you mature, manly and masterful.
Talking too fast muddles your thoughts.
Practice in front of the mirror. Practice with a tape recorder, too.
You do not owe a friend who helps you then asks you to do wrong.
Suppose your cousin fixes your bike. Later, he boldly asks you to lie about something 'cause he fixed your bike.
Say the popular guys invite you to play. Later, they laugh and boldly ask you to steal for them 'cause they let you hang with them.
Counter their move:
Practice at home in front of the mirror.
Teach your sisters and female buddies this defense.
Keep Your Stuff From The Repo ManGet Pa and Ma to teach you how to pay rent, car notes, electricity, credit cards, buy groceries and such.
Take to heart money priorities when cash is short:
A roof over your head or a Nintendo game?;
Bread, meat and eggs to eat or candy?;
Car, gas, and auto insurance or a dirt bike?
Be manly. Keep your mouth shut about family business!
Pray for Protection - Power - Wisdom - Street Sense
Everybody knows The Lord Jesus' Prayer by heart. (Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:2-4)
Straight Talk Prayer - Sit in a chair or lay on the bed and start talking:
Put weight down on God. He can be trusted. Do not be two-faced. Do not be shy. God is not shy.
Keep your mouth shut about your prayers. It your and God's business.
Show Grandfather The Greatest Honor You Can Give To Any Man
If you do not have a grandpa, show respect to your uncles.
Masculine Character and Behavior To Watch For:
Clear Thinking, Steadiness, Patience, Calmness, Humor, Control of Fears, No Crying, No Shaking, Boldness, Sharing, Educated, Dependable, Keep Their Word, Respectful, Cleverness
Good TV Shows:
Good Movie Shows and Characters:
Always Look For Ways To Improve Yourself
Here are somethings to do for yourself and family:
Become More Dependable:
Take on new responsibilities:
Honor Your Family and Family Name With Your:
When A Man Or Boy Disrespect You Call Him "Sir".
Sir is a title of honor created by God.
A man or boy responds with care and dignity when he is called Sir.
If he is not manly he will leave your presence.
Look Him/Them In The Eyes and Say, "Sir (Sirs)..."
(If a grown man or woman tries to shame you immediately tell Jesus, and tell your parents.)
Practice saying "Sir" at home in front of the mirror - Practice with your dad, brother, or male friends, too.
Boys, this is good defensive move for you against bullies (older or younger than you). Practice calling them "Sir".
If the bully is a girl call her "Ma'am".
She responds with feminine grace or leaves your presence.
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Forgiveness is POWER.
You want power? Jesus gave you this power.
When you forgive you stop being the shrimp, the sucker and the victim. Use your power. Do not give your power away.
"Why didn't Jesus help me before?" It was not the time. Now is the time. Grab it. Run with it. Let no one talk you out of your power.
It is Jesus's job to handle people who hurt you. He will show you what He did.
Your free manhood presents: Stronger mind, body, intelligence, and common sense. Teach your brothers and sisters how to use their power to forgive.
Bible Book Matthew 6:9 (Again, Do not let anyone take your power.)
When a decision has to be made - make it.
The first thought about a matter is usually your best idea or decision. It comes fast. Act on it.
The second or third thought can cause doubt.
The 1st thought is also called your first mind.
When your brother, sister, mom, dad, friend or classmate does good tell them.
Tell them in private or honor them before others.
Kids and Classmates, give a donation of 20-30 ribbon wrapped coloringpages... Hand them out at children's hospitals, orphanages, church and day care centers. It is easy to give: Go to hospital, go to nurse's station, hand her/Him your presents in your name or school's name!
How To Make Your Cool Coloring Book Collection...
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