If you have a son, you are probably concerned with making sure that you have a good father-son bond. The truth is that there are a lot of things you can do to make sure of that, and the more that you work at it, the stronger it will become over time. A big part of this for most fathers is making sure that they are teaching their sons some of life’s important things. In this post, we are going to take a look at some examples of the kinds of things you might want to teach your son.


Image from @swaggerdad

Image from @swaggerdad

Woodworking

There are certain skills that fathers just love to share with their sons. A perfect example is woodworking. You can do so much with woodworking, and being able to create wonderful home items is a great feeling that you might well want to pass on to your son. You can start by showing him how to create a workbench for use in future woodworking projects, then you can move on to some simple small items like a box or a spice rack. You might be amazed at how much he picks up, even if he is quite young. And it’s a great way to spend some time together.


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Photo by Austin Ramsey on Unsplash

Electrics

It’s a very good idea to try and instill those skills in your son which are practical, and which he will therefore find very useful in a number of settings. Electrics are a great example of this in action. If you teach your son everything you know about electrics, you are going to find that he has a much better chance of looking after his own in the future. Whether you show him a basic circuit or how custom overmold interconnects, either way this is going to be a fantastic thing to teach him.

Map-Reading

Another skill which can prove to be very important in later life is map-reading, so this too is something that you might want your son to learn from you. Done right, map-reading is actually quite simple and straightforward, but there is no reason your son will know how to do it unless you teach him. You could go for a hike in the woods and teach him that way, including other orienteering skills like using a compass. Or you could include in it some general survival skills, and go camping for a few nights to make it stick.


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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Fishing

Who doesn’t love to fish with their son? If you have not yet tried this out, it’s certainly something you are going to want to think about, as it will be a great form of bonding between you. At the same time, you are genuinely going to be showing your son something amazing that he can carry through his life, so that is something that is worth thinking about. Whether or not you are an expert fisherman yourself, this is going to be a great thing to try and teach him. You should find that you end up a lot closer as a result.


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Photo by Sticker Mule on Unsplash

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