This mom’s thoughts on how to raise her son to become a real gentleman went viral

Nikkole Paulun is a mother to a six-year-old-son. On her Facebook page she has shared a touching family story about what she thinks it takes to raise a real man. Nikkole’s idea proved popular — almost three million people have supported her already.

We here at LikeAble just had to share this touching story with you.

’Once a month my six-year-old son takes me out on a dinner date. He opens doors for me, pulls out my chair, talks about his day and asks me how mine was, pays the bill with money he earned by doing chores, and even tips the waiter/waitress.

By doing this I am teaching him how to treat a lady and how to take her on a proper date. How to show that he respects the woman he loves (right now that would be mommy).

We put our phone and iPad away (except to take this photo) and sit and talk to each other about our days, things we want to do, etc. I’m teaching him proper table manners and that it’s rude to sit on your phone on a date with your mom or with anyone else.

He learns the value of money and how to manage it. He learns how to do math as we add up what we want and make sure we have 15% of it to leave for a tip. Yes he is young but I believe this is something he should learn now. It’s never too early to teach your child how to properly respect others, especially women. As a woman who has been abused & treated like crap in the past, it’s extremely important to me that I teach my son how to show respect.

Too many men these days have no idea how to treat women or how to take them on a nice date. It’s nice to know my son won’t be one of them.’

Source: Nikkole Paulun
Preview photo credit: Nikkole Paulun