Everything starts when he’s still a baby. Yet even as a 6-month-old he can feel the difference between female and male manifestations of love. Unlike mothers with stroking and caresses, fathers prefer active games with a “masculine character,” such as tossing or spinning. Moms usually look at all this with quiet horror, but the child receives an abundance of visual, auditory, and tactile sensations and a new experience about their own spatial location.
You don’t even need to do anything special here. Just be there from time to time, and talk to him. The child needs to understand that there’s not only mom with her requirements and expectations but also another person with a different approach.
Of course, when it comes to upbringing, parents should be on the same side. But in terms of views of the world, their philosophy can be very different. And this is absolutely normal. With the father’s help, the child will see that there are several points of view on the same phenomena, learning to analyze and form his own view of things.
Of course, this is about tying a tie, shaving, and ironing his shirts. Although now the answer to any question can be found on the Internet, you cannot but admit it’ll be much better if he learns this from his father. And yes, it’s the father and no one else who can show his son that men can also cook. Well, at least in order to not die of hunger.
There are such things men do that look like magic to most women — for example, starting a fire, hammering nails, repairing a car. Even if your child is 100% “urban,” there’s no doubt that the ability to start a fire will come in handy for him in the future — at least for lighting a grill. In any company, the skills described above will add 100 points to your son’s reputation.