Being a parent means you’re also a role model. No matter what you do for a living or how much money you make, your son will look up to you and do Father-Son.
How do you set a good example for him? Well, the best way to do it is to engage in some quality bonding time. By giving him your undivided attention, you’ll show him what you’re all about. This is the first step in building a good relationship.
Not sure where to start? Here are four time-proven father-son activities you should consider.
1. Help With His Homework
This may not seem like a particularly fun time, but your kid is sure to appreciate it. Think back to your school days. Some assignments seemed too tough to tackle on your own, right? Sometimes, you couldn’t help feeling left behind.
By helping your kid with his homework, you’re not only spending time together—you’re making his life easier. Even if your algebra skills are rusty, you likely remember more than you think you do.
2. Play Video Games with Father-Son
These days, video games are a reliable father-son bonding opportunity. No matter what you play, games allow you to spend some time together in a fun environment. That said, it does help to pick the right game for your child’s age.
For example, a young boy would likely enjoy a game involving saving a kidnapped princess. If he’s a little older, he might be more interested in driving or sports. Of course, you can always frag each other in a deathmatch as well.
3. Attend a Sporting Event
Speaking of sports, going to a game is still one of the best things to do with your son. Watching the action live and cheering on a team together is always a great time. If your son likes the NFL, take a look at the schedule and pick a game.
You can also take your son to your local minor league team’s practice. This is cheaper than a professional game and it gives you an insider’s look at the sport. If going outside isn’t an option, watch a big game at home with soda and snacks.
4. Play Catch
When it comes to how to bond with your son, nothing beats playing catch. There’s something special about tossing a ball back and forth. It doesn’t matter if you don’t like sports or can’t catch well—you just have to want to do it.
Of course, the catching part serves as an excuse to talk about all kinds of stuff. This is why you shouldn’t place emphasis on performance. Being critical of your kid’s athletic shortcomings is sure to ruin this activity for both of you.
More Cool Father-Son Activities
Needless to say, there are plenty of other father-son activities you can try. These include planting a garden, going camping, or teaching him how to use a grill. Take note of your son’s interests and find an activity that you can both enjoy.
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