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All fathers want to be close to their sons, and vice versa. If you are a father and you are wondering what to do in order to try and be closer to your son, then there are a lot of options available to you that you might want to consider. The truth is that father-son bonding is easier than you might think, as long as you have a lot of ideas that you are willing to try out with your son. Let’s take a look at some of the best ideas for that right now which you might want to try at some point or another.

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Playing Sports

One of the most common and most exciting forms of bonding you can try with your son is to play sports together. You can play pretty much whatever you like, and in whatever kind of mode you prefer. That might be as simple as throwing a ball to one another in the backyard, or starting up your own baseball team with custom lineup cards, shirts and the works. However you do it, this can be a really great way to bond, so it’s definitely something that you are going to want to consider.


Depending on your own skill level here, this might either be you teaching your son some skills, or the two of you learning together. In either case, it’s the kind of thing that you are going to find can help bring you both together really well, and which you are probably going to enjoy greatly as well. Woodworking is great because you can use it to actually create things for the home, and that can be a wonderful experience for the two of you to have together. Try it out and start a project together - you are bound to love it.


A weekend camping trip is often enough to bring you closer to your son, so if you are starting to feel that you have drifted apart recently, this can be a fantastic way to ensure that you are getting closer again. Find a great spot that the two of you can enjoy, and then gather or hunt your own food and stay in tents. Just being in the quiet around a campfire can be a wonderful way to get closer together, so it’s the kind of thing that you are definitely going to want to try out for yourself.


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Road Tripping

Finally, when was the last time you went on a road trip as a family? If you want to get close with your kid again, you might want to consider taking a road trip, just the two of you, as this can be a great experience for you to have together. You might even take turns driving, if he is old enough, or if not then you can just set a course and see how it takes you. In any case, you’ll find that this is something you are definitely keen to try with your son.

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James' passion for exploration and sense of duty to his community extends beyond himself. This means he is dedicated to providing a positive role model for other men and especially younger guys that need support so that they can thrive and be future positive contributors to society. This includes sharing wisdom, ideas, tips, and advice on subjects that all men should be familiar with, including: family travel, men's health, relationships, DIY advice for home and yard, car care, food, drinks, and technology. Additionally, he's a travel advisor and a leading men's travel influencer who has been featured in media ranging from New York Times to the Chicago Tribune, and LA Times. He's also been cited by LA Weekly "Top Travel Bloggers To Watch 2023" and featured by Muck Rack: "Top 10 Outdoor Journalists for 2022".

He and his wife Heather live in St Joseph, Michigan - across the lake from Chicago.