Correct popular impressions that disrespect women. If your son listens to music or plays video games that make women into one-dimensional objects, correct the impressions that he might form. You could say things like, "I know Kanye West raps about women disrespectfully, but we know better, don't we? You know how much I love your mom, right? I would never say something like that about her." Help your son see that entertainers and game designers sometimes say and do things for shock value and they don't reflect the way most people feel and act.
Help him learn to communicate his feelings without violence or threats. Young men frequently have a hard time reacting to things that are going wrong without resorting to violence or threatening language. What might work among friends or on the sporting field does not work with women. So help your son learn to express his feelings and opinions verbally and respectfully. And help him see that violence in a family situation or with women or children is never acceptable.
Teach him to avoid pornography. Pornography in any form is dangerous for young men in many ways. But one of the insidious messages in pornography is that women are first and foremost sexual creatures. Once again, the one-dimensional view of women, whatever that dimension, teaches disrespect toward women and devalues them as individuals. So teach him to avoid pornography and put good parental controls on his access to the Internet on his computers and smartphones.
Use respectful terms when referring to women. Derogatory terms when talking about women seem to abound in our language, and they often come out in casual conversation. So avoid calling a woman a "skank" or a "bimbo," even if she dresses or acts provocatively. Talk about the behavior and why it is inappropriate rather than using a shorthand derogatory term to describe the behavior.
Cultivate positive friendships with girls. Often, boys tend to have friendships only with other boys until they start to develop the hormonal attraction to girls. Helping them develop friendships with girls at young ages can get them comfortable around girls and help them see through the stereotypes that teenage boys often have about girls. Early and positive friendships between boys and girls can help breed respect later in life.
Teaching our sons to love women, particularly within their own families, is one of a father's most important roles. As our sons learn to deal respectfully with the women in their lives, they will develop the needed skills and attitudes that will help them interact effectively with women all through their lives.
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