3 Opportunities For Bonding With Your Son | #CP

All parents and children have a particular connection, but there is none that is quite like the connection between a father and his son. If you have any sons, you will know this well, just as you will probably also appreciate just how different each son can be, and the connection with each of them. One thing that you will always want to make sure of is that you are doing whatever you can to get close to your sons, and that you are bonding in that way regularly. Fortunately, there are plenty of such ways in which you can bond with your son, and you might be amazed to discover just how enjoyable many of them can be. Let’s take a look at a few of the best opportunities for bonding with your son.


If you have never been fishing before, then this is something that you can learn alongside your son. Whereas, if you are a practised fisherman, you can teach your son the ropes. In either case, you have here a wonderful opportunity for getting closer to your son. Fishing is a leisurely pursuit that often takes up an entire day. You’re out in nature, you are generally just chatting quietly or just sitting in silence, and this is the perfect crucible in which you can forge a deeper relationship with your son. If you are interested in this particular kind of bonding, consider finding a fishery near you and hiring some gear this weekend.


Sometimes you need a sport to help break the ice, and some sports do tend to lend themselves particularly well to bonding with your son. One sport which you will certainly want to consider for this is golf. Similarly to fishing, there is a certain peace and quiet about golf which you will probably find is suitable to trying to get closer to your son. Whether or not you are a good golfer, going with your son for a day, or even going on golf breaks from time to time, could be all that you need to do in order to remain close to them. Golf has a way of encouraging you to get closer, and it is something you should definitely consider for that reason alone.


One of the best things that you might want to do with your son is to teach them how to make things with their bare hands. That is something of a rite of passage amongst fathers and sons, and it is likely that you will be keen on making this happen for your son too. There are many kinds that you can get into, but one which a lot of men tend to enjoy is woodworking. With woodworking, you have the ability to use wood to create anything you like, whether it’s something useful for the home or just an object which is aesthetically pleasing. In any case, you’ll find it’s an amazing way to bond with your son.

*This post was written in collaboration with a third party, the words expressed are my own"

Karl Young

Part-time daddy and lifestyle blogger. Father of 2 boys under 2. Golfer, scare-fan, tea-lover, traveller, squash and poker player. I write on the @HuffPostUK http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karl-young/

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