If you have come to realize that you might need to spend a little more quality time with your son, you are not alone. The truth is that most fathers experience this feeling from time to time, but just the fact that you have noticed is a solid sign indeed. As it happens, there are many activities you can take part in with your son if you want your relationship to improve and grow. Some are more obvious than others, but they are all real possibilities for how to spend more time with your son. Let’s look at some of the best examples of father-son bonding activities you can try out this summer.
When it comes to father-son bonding activities, they don’t come much more classic than fishing. Who’s to say why this activity might be so influential in helping fathers to bond with their sons – perhaps it just happens to tie in with a certain primal hunting instinct. Whatever the underlying reason, it works, and it is worth giving a go this summer if you have never thought of doing so before. You might be surprised at how easy it is to get started with fishing. With a rod or two, a couple of tackle boxes, and some bait, you can soon find yourself sat at a lake, having a wonderful time with your son.
Summer does tend to lend itself particularly well to certain activities, and camping is one of them. One of the main advantages of this is that you can do it relatively inexpensively, meaning that if you really enjoy it you could even make it a regular occurrence. Camping is best in small intimate numbers, making it an ideal opportunity for father-son bonding. Remember that there is as much joy in the planning as the doing, so sitting down with your son to figure out where you should camp and for how long should be considered a part of this process itself. Go camping with your son, and you are bound to have fun, and feel much closer as a result.
Who’s to say that videogames are for kids? There are a great many men of the new adult generation who enjoy sitting down to do some gaming at home. There’s nothing wrong with that, particularly when it is used as an excuse to bond. If you know your son has a favorite game, why not think about getting into it with them? This can be a surprisingly powerful means of getting close to your son, so it is well worth thinking about. And it’s the kind of thing you can do whatever the weather.
Another classic has to be woodworking, a pastime which men have been enjoying for as long as we have been working with wood. Carrying out this activity with your children is a great bonding opportunity, and can even result in a new piece of DIY for the home.