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6-year-old boy takes his mum out for dinner dates

Lyle’s only a young kid, but he’s more gentlemanly than most.

By Skye Ross
Once a month 6-year-old Lyle Drummond takes his mum, 16 and Pregnant star Nikkole Paulun, out for dinner.
In her Facebook post that has gone viral, Lyle’s mum says, “He opens doors for me, pulls out my chair, talks about his day & asks me how mine was, pays the bill with money he earned by doing chores, and even tips the waiter/waitress.”
She’s teaching him how to treat a woman with respect, and how to take someone on a “proper” date.
The name of the game is to enjoy each other’s company; there are no phones – except for the post’s photo – and the iPad goes away too.
She notes that while Luke is young, these are lessons she wants him to learn now. “It's never too early to teach your child how to properly respect others, especially women,” she pens.
“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.”
While the post has garnered over 2.8 million likes, half a million shares and over 180,000 comments, the response has been mixed.
“I don't like the idea that you make your son spend money he earns by doing chores on taking you for dinner. I get the idea behind it, but it's a little unfair to suggest that unless you make him do that then he'll turn out to be a bad guy when it comes to women,” one person wrote.
“He enjoys doing it. It makes him happy. I would never force him to do something he didn't want to. He prefers to spend his money doing something special with me than to spend money on toys. He already has his game station, toys, and things he wants,” Nikkole responded. “I give him extra money to be able to do this lol having a special day for just us two is something he truly cherishes and looks forward to, as well as using his money to pay the bill.”
“Good for you mom and the positive example you are giving your son. In return, I'm very positive that he will know how he should be treated also, from his mothers example,” a reader wrote in Lyle’s mum’s defence.
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