Ideas for Connecting with Your Son
Looking for some new ideas for having fun with your son? Get our ideas for some quality father-son bonding. And, every child is different - so take our basic ideas and use them to come up with what fits the personality/interest of your son.
- Play A Sport Together. Help your son practice for his next game by breaking out a ball and bat, or teach him a sport you've always loved. Be sure to affirm him and let him know how well he is doing.
- Watch the Game Together. It's a simple way to get some quality time together. Suit up in your jerseys, caps, and t-shirts, and hoot and holler at the TV. Along the way, teach him some of the finer points of the game or share stories from your athletic glory days.
- Teach Him Skills. As Napoleon Dynamite says, "Girls like guys with skills." All jokes aside, give your son a skill you feel that it is important for every man to know. Teach him how to change the oil in a car or how to repair a flat; take him fishing and teach him the finer points of baiting a hook; grill the perfect burger together; or tackle a home improvement project together.
- Chow Down. Take your son out for ice cream, burgers, or your favorite food and just spend some time shootin' the breeze!
Sound like things you already do? That's the point. Time together doesn't have to be elaborate - just be intentional about the time you spend with your son and build a relationship with him that will allow you to speak wisdom into his life for years to come.