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3 Things Your Son Gains from a Rites of Passage Program

Posted by Thomas on October 26, 2011

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I discussed in several earlier posts the purpose of a rites of passage program read the latest here. But what will your son gain from a rites of passage program is an equally valid question. 

As you consider creating a custom designed rites of passage program that imparts your family’s values and uniquely fits your son you may feel your son gains something different than what I list. That is perfectly fine. Since my approach to this topic has always been, “create your own, but here is a model that can help you get started”. 

3 things your son gains from a rites of passage program:

  1. He gains the understanding that boyish (immature) behavior must lessen while adult (mature) behavior increases
  2. He gains a deeper acknowledgement within himself that there are expectations he must live up to
  3. He gains the understanding from the caring adults in his circle that they recognize and embrace his transition and will treat him accordingly 

These 3 points are just a short peek into the myriad lessons learned by your son from participating in a rites of passage program. 

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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What is the Purpose of a Rites of Passage Program?

Posted by Thomas on October 25, 2011

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The purpose of a rites of passage program is to proactively guide a young man into responsible adulthood. 

If you are reading this blog and have visited here more than once I assume you are, at the least, a conscientious parent seeking the best for your son or a caring adult looking to better support the boys in your life as they become healthy, responsible, adult men in our society. 

Therefore, you are already guiding your son (or any young man in your life) down the road to embracing manhood in a healthy way. 

The best teachers, instructors, models that our children have (including our boys) are their parents. The rites of passage program simply supports what is already being taught at home. If, at home, a young man is not getting needful information surrounding what responsible male adulthood looks like then a rites of passage program introduces that information and helps the young man embrace it wholeheartedly. 

So then the purpose of a rites of passage program is to proactively guide a young man into responsible adulthood and is an extension of training within the home. Or a rites of passage program can fill the void in a young man’s life where this type of training is absent. 

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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