Mom and Son Activities
Let’s face it moms our boys will not be babies forever. They eventually grow up and move on to the next phase of life that you will have prepared them for. I think it’s important to cherish the moments but also transition the relationship so that is grows and continues to thrive. There is a special bond that is created between a mother and her sons.
The best activities for moms and sons are those that both find interesting. Certain universal activities are a good start. Take a trip the zoo or a local amusement park. Also keep in mind of the ages of the kids. Make sure you spend the time talking about what you see and do. You want to get insight into how they feel about the activity and it will help you find some common groudn with your child.Sometimes a fun event can spark conversations about deeper subjects when both parties open up. Keep in mind the activity itself is secondary to the strong bond being built.
Another great activity for a mother and her son is going to a sporting event. If mom is not familiar with the sport, it’s a great opportunity for the son to feel empowered by providing information. Once again, this can get the lines of communication open in a fun and non-threatening environment.
If your child is about to start another year of school, a trip to the mall might be a learning experience. Moms have a chance to learn more about their son by the fashion he chooses. This is a great time to share memories about your childhood and perhaps a laugh about what used to be fashionable.
If your son has a hobby, take time to learn about it. A young boy likes nothing more than to show his parents his latest drawing, or how he’s learned to shoot a basket. Take time to listen and watch. It’s the perfect opportunity for the two of you to bond early in his life.
If your son has a hobby, get involved by asking questions. Ask what he likes about his hobby and have him show you. Maybe he’s into astronomy, and there’s a planetarium you can visit in town. Your son may love to draw. If so, sit at the table and have him teach you how to draw something.
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There are so many activities a mother can do with her son to strengthen their bond. Pay attention to what interests your child and have fun. Always remember it’s not the activity that’s so important, it’s the quality of time spent with your son.