I raised two sons, they already have three children each, and the most important rule in the family was: the older ones take care of the younger ones, and the younger ones obey the older ones. Roma is the youngest, and I always told him that his elder brother is the most important person for him, he should obey him like mom and dad, grandparents. And the eldest, Vadim, when we were left alone, always told how to behave, so that his younger brother respected him. Vadima never scolded under Roma, took care of his authority. But Roma did not have to scold, because to deal with him – this was the work of Vadim.
I loved communicating with my sons and tried to find games that would be of interest to them and useful to the family. The war game turned out to be very successful: I was usually a commander, and Vadim, as Continue reading
Boys and girls are different initially. Since childhood, girls prefer to play with dolls, outfits and relationships, boys are more interested in cars, construct something and fight. You can, of course, raise a girl from a boy, but – why? Probably a boy should be raised from a boy. A real man. But what is needed for this? How to do this, given that today there are a lot of like men, weak-willed, irresponsible and indecisive, ready to throw all problems onto women’s shoulders?
A man does not grow out of a boy by himself, and maternal love alone is not enough to form male features in a boy. A boy grows up as a man when he 1) sees a model of male behavior next to him, 2) when he is raised in a manly manner, according to “male patterns”, and 3) when a man is raised from him, not a rag. Continue reading
If Chepyshny had been awakened even at night and asked what he wants more than anything, he would have said without hesitation: “Outrun Vikulainen!”
From the book “In our favor” – my favorite book about athletes
I respect everyone involved in sports because I know how tightly connected the body and personality. The personality is built primarily through the figure of the body, through the structure and character of the body, through the habits that are built into our body, that is, built into us.
Dear parents, be careful: choosing one or another sport for your children, you choose their character and fate. Long-distance skiing, like a sport, forms the psychology of a loner, who knows how through tension, to move on the same will to a goal that he always looks at from a bit of sullenness. Swimming less Continue reading