Another thing I always made a point of doing was to let my Son know that he couldtell me anything, no matter what it was, I would listen and not reproach him, Iwould try to advise him or show him an alternative way of dealing with anyproblems he may have, and that no matter what I would always be there for him atanytime any day, whether back then or in the future and this still holds to thisday and everyday for the rest of my life, Ill always be his Mother and I take thatrole very seriously, and as I wanted my Son to become a good parent himself then Ineeded to lead by example, I have made mistakes, I admit that, I have always triedto do what I felt was right, and constructive for my Sons well being and hisoutlook on life and how he would interact with other human beings.I taught him to respect Authority, the Police or offical representatives, and thatshould he ever have any altercations with them to try to remain calm and politeregardless of how he may feel he may be justified in being inpolite, or that maybehe was being hassled. I taught him that there is a wrong and right way of dealingwith such ocassions, and for him to lose his cool at such time would not do himany good.I taught him to stick to his principles and moral standards, that becoming a rebelwould not serve any purpose and could actually make waves for him in his life andhow he progressed, that whilst he should avoid becoming a yes Man there is a wayof going about things that is productive, and in same token a way that would bedestructive, he was to make the choice of what he did about this, and choose hisown destiny, but whatever way he chose he would have to be aware of his being theonly person responsible for the outcome.I taught him that if he were to become involved with a female then he shouldremain true to her or each one for as long as they were in a relationship, thatwhilst it may appear clever to play the field that it wasnt clever it wasdisrespectful of the person whom he was in a relationship with, plus he couldcatch something nasty and pass it on, and he didnt have the right to put anotherperson at risk for his own foolhardy actions. If he wanted to risk his own healththat was his choice, but only his own health no one elses. I also told him when hecould understand that whatever his sexual orientation be it hetrosexual orhomosexual that I would at no time judge him for his preference, I hoped he wouldbecome hetrosexual but if not I would still love him and respect him and hischoice of partner, however I wouldnt condone his lifestyle if he were to bepromiscuous .I taught my son to be aware of him having to work for a living, that if he wantedthe finer things in life then he would need to work to pay for them that theres nosuch thing as a free lunch, and that if something seemed too good to be true itprobably was, I taught him that once or if he got married then he would becomeresponsible for his wife and any children, that they would then become his familyand should at all times take precedence in terms of priority, and that all othersincluding myself were to be secondary in his loyalites and support, that it washis place to provide a secure and loving environment for his family at all times,and never to take a risk that may put them in any jeopardy or risk of harm.I taught him that no matter what he should at all times aspire to be honest andlaw abiding, not to take unnecessary risks, not to steal or try to deceive anyoneout of their property or assets, not to con anyone, or try to take what wasnt his,through any form of trickery, I of course hoped he wouldnt turn to a life of crimebut I was also realistic enough to know that not everyone can resist temptation. Ialso accepted that whatever he became would be a direct reflection of what he hadseen during his life growing up.