6 Things Every Father and Son Should Do Together

Last updated on May 11, 2024 by Michelle Devani

We all know the value of spending time between fathers and sons. A boy's relationship with his father will shape the figure of a man he has in the future in a significant way.

Through taking him to do special activities between father and son, you will help transform your boy into an adult man who you will feel very proud of later.

These kinds of activities enable you to spend some of the personal time you deserve with your son, and they are especially preferential to bonding.

Men typically never like to sit down and face one another and talk openly about their emotions, and that is of course the opposite of what usually falls into the category of things every mother and daughter should do together.

When you do things side by side it will be easier to open up, and you can let the dialog happen naturally as you toss a fishing line or fix a bent bicycle.

This will be the moment your son feels fitting for him to discuss any difficult issues with you, such as how to tell your parents that you cracked your phone and how to tell your parents you want an iPhone instead of his old and ancient cellphone without ignite your emotions excessively.

Below we've suggested a list of six things that every father and son should do together to reinforce your parental relationship with him. You can still do these things to reconnect with your own father too.

1. Barbecue

There's something mysterious yet special about a backyard, a barbecue, and two men watch meat slowly being grilled on a grate of steel.

Think about each of your life or how many more minutes to keep the meat from burning, it's not even a huge problem of whatever you want the kid to catch up with.

Barbecue gives you the option to enjoy a walk to the butcher shop, pick the best cuts of meat, decide what charcoal or wood chips to use and, at the same time, pass your favorite home-cooked steak seasoning recipes on to future generations.

2. Camping

There's no nicer place to bond with your son than doing fun activities together. The camping trip's educational benefits are unimaginable.

For example, you can teach your boy how to light a fire, how to tie basic knot, how to distinguish plants and animals, how to use a navigating compass, and how to use a pocket knife.

Apart from practical skills that you can pass on to him, sitting around a campfire will give you the chance to transfer down to your son some manly wisdom about life.

3. Gardening

So again, this is one of the things that every father and son should do together that you can try besides throwing the ball around or teaching him to ride a bicycle.

Seek to do something like planting a garden or spice garden together, and maybe even spend time in plots of land.

Setting up a garden requires hard work and dedication, and time and effort can also provide a bonding opportunity that is easy, honest and safe.

You might also end up with a decent harvest of vegetables, fruits or even fresh flowers that will also benefit your entire family.

4. Going to a sporting event

There is nothing like watching sports getting the guys closer together. Get into your car and carry your boy to watch sports matches in a stadium, instead of cheering your favorite team from the couch in the living room.

You should show your boy how to evaluate by hand the score of a baseball game, or how to catch a foul ball.

Get a hot dog and a team jersey for the kid and he'll be content for weeks to come. Any sport you watch, surely your boy will remember for the rest of his life that day.

5. Go to the barber shop

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A visit to a barber shop with your son is a perfect way to spend the morning of a weekend together.

You will meet up with other dads and participate in lively conversations about their lives and careers.

If your kids are old enough, invite them to engage actively in conversations which will enhance his understanding towards adulthood.

For example, how do you ask for a raise if you are underpaid or how do you tell your boss you're leaving for a new job.

Besides, you will get a decent cut and if your boy is lucky enough, the barber might even offer him a strip of gum after having his hair cut.

6. Hunting

Hunting is another perfect activity to get your son to a bonding.

Why is that so?

Okay, if you have never done hunting before, you remain in hiding pretty much the whole day. That gives you some time to talk to your kid.

Talk about sports, politics, or about how your feet are freezing. Literally, just talking.

It also offers you another opportunity to pass on some manly abilities, such as tracking an object or handling a gun. Even if you don't bring a triumph home, you'll always return with plenty of precious memories.

While you're doing one of the above things, be ready for some moving talks as well when your boy might naturally become more open than usual so you can get a few bits and pieces inside a future man you're going to be very proud to have.

Have fun!

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Michelle Devani
My name is Michelle Devani, and I've been helping people with their relationships since 2003. In 2017 I decided it was about time I started a blog on the topic, and since then more than 2 million people worldwide have read my relationship advice. Drop me a comment below to let me know what you think.
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