Making memories and bonding with your son by planning a ‘dad trip’

Planning a ‘dad trip’ is a great way to spend some one-on-one quality time with your son. It also helps to improve his self worth when you make the time to plan something for just the two of you. These trips don’t have to be expensive, keep it simple. Plan a weekend away trip; camping, fishing, or something you’ll know he will enjoy doing. 

Dr Bruce Robinsons’s tips for planning a ‘dad trip’ 

1. Plan ahead. Make it something you can both look forward to. 

2. Make it simple. The trip doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Camping, fishing, or a weekend away visiting the local attractions or doing something you know he’ll enjoy. 

3. Remember, he’s your companion. Ask for his input on activities and places to visit. 

4. Keep a record. Write in a journal, take photos and videos. 

When you have the time, set aside a date and make it happen. It might not seem like a big deal, but your son will remember it and provide him withfond memories for years to come!  

Mondays with Fathering Project founder Dr. Bruce Robinson
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