Boys' Rites of Passage

Our Sons' Futures

3 Things Parents Impart in a Rites of Passage Program

Posted by Thomas on October 27, 2011

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Although there are myriad lessons your son gains from going through a rites of passage program there are, potentially, just as many concepts, values, attitudes parents impart in a rites of passage program. 

In an earlier post I discussed parents using the rites of passage program as a way to more deeply embed their family’s values into their son. Here are 3 things parents impart (or communicate) in a rites of passage program custom created to uniquely fit their son:

  1. Parents impart (communicate) to their son the gravity of filling the position of responsible manhood. Because of the activity, time, energy, and engagement surrounding all things connected to the rites of passage program your son understands (even if he is not able to fully articulate it) the deep importance of filling the shoes of manhood—his family is depending on him, his future wife and children (if he decides that life path) are depending on him, and society is depending on him.
  2. Like the love a girl feels from mom and dad when they plan and execute a sweet sixteen birthday celebration (or Quince for those of Hispanic heritage)—parents impart (communicate) a deep sense of love and pride.
  3. Finally, parents impart (communicate) their unyielding support for their son in a rites of passage program. All parties realizing this is a small step in the right direction toward full responsible male adulthood.

What other things do you feel would be imparted or communicated to your son in a custom designed rites of passage program created to uniquely fit him? I look forward to reading your comments. 

My free eBook, A Rites of Passage Framework, will be available as a free download on Saturday October 29, 2011. In A Rites of Passage Framework, I offer for your consideration 4 key components to include in the custom designed rites of passage program you create for your son. 

Peace,

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