Like Father, Like Son: Bonding Activities For Boys and Their Dad | #cp

Being a dad is tricky in the modern world. There are a lot of assumptions which are made about fathers, alongside loads of people trying to break traditional conventions, and this can make it hard to know where you stand when it comes to your relationship with your kids. Thankfully, though, bonding with your son is just as easy as it has always been, and there are loads of activities which can be perfect for this. This post will be exploring some of them, giving you the chance to start bonding with your son (or daughter) like never before.


Young boys love nothing more than adventure, and having the chance to sail a boat can be a great opportunity to give it to them. With the help of a guide to essential sailing equipment, a trip to the coast, and a boat hire company, you should have everything you need to get started with something like this. Any son will be overjoyed at the idea of spending time on the sea.


Sports have been popular for a very long time. Kids will play games like football and basketball at school, and this gives you the chance to test their skills against the ones you built at their age. Choosing a sport you both like is essential for this, giving you the chance to play it, watch it on TV, and even enjoy visits to proper games together.


As technology becomes more and more vital in the modern world, it’s making more and more sense for those who like this sort of thing to pass their knowledge to their children. Building computers, learning about electronics, and even things like programming can be great skills to teach your kids. You may even have some fun, too.


Much like sailing, camping provides an excellent chance to take your children on an adventure. You can choose how rough you’d like to make this, with campsites coming in loads of shapes and sizes. It’s always worth planning some activities before you decide to do something like this, and most people find it best to do a practice run without the kids if they haven’t been camping before.


As kids get older, they will tend to develop their own taste in music. Of course, though, as a lot of adults find, most people’s hearts lie with the music they hear when they are young. Spending time listening to music with your kids can be an excellent way to share a piece of your childhood with them, while also giving you something to talk about for decades to come.

Dads often don’t spend as much time with their kids as moms do. This isn’t always a bad thing, and you can use it to your advantage. The activities in this post can be performed by moms and dads alike, but they can still give you and your child something special to bond over, and this is a big part of being a great dad.

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

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