Here Are 10 Ways I Bond With My Son

May 21, 2017

My son Joel is 5 years old and he has the most amazing personality.  Between both of my kids Joel is much more like me in that he’s extremely talkative.  Despite what people say about boys vs girls, he’s not the most physical of boys even though he is rambunctious and has lots of energy but he’s also very sensitive and very emotional.  How’s that for gender stereotypes?

In the video above I share 10 ways that I bond with my son and I’m sure these will be great ways for you to bond with your son(s) as well, depending on your sons age of course.  If your son is a baby, here’s a dope coupon on Huggies diapers and wipes at Family Dollar.  Visit here to save $2.50 on Huggies all year round. This is an affiliate link.

If your short on time and can’t watch the full video now, here is the list of ways I bond with him. I break it down much more in the video, so watch it when you can.

10 Ways I Bond With My Son

Listening to him talk

Ask him lot’s of questions about school

Eating together

Read together

Clean his room together

Play together

Work on puzzles together

Study together

Netflix and chill together

Cheer him on during his extracurricular activities

Do you bond with your son in any of these ways?  What are some other ways you all bond together?


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  • Reply Megan May 21, 2017 at 10:17 am

    This is such a lovely post, and I think you’ve nailed the bonding in that these are all things you can do together. Showing him his opinions are valued and that he’s always listened to is so important too. Will definitely be watching your video when I get more time – I’ve subscribed to your channel!

  • Reply Annmarie May 21, 2017 at 10:31 am

    I love that you show that the best way to bond is in the little things.

  • Reply Made Adayasa May 21, 2017 at 10:53 am

    I don’t have a children yet . But your article is great to read . Its a simple ways but so important to help us to deal with the kids

  • Reply Kaitlin May 21, 2017 at 11:02 am

    I don’t have children yet but reading your post makes me so excited to have them and spend time with them and learn about them and their little personalities! Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Christie Moeller May 21, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Listening is so important… especially having patience while a child tells a story which sometimes takes forever!

    xoxo Christie

  • Reply Kylie May 22, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Aw this is lovely: my son is 15 months old and I can already tell that he is going to be very talkative. He is non stop babbling. I love all of these ideas for bonding!


  • Reply Christina May 22, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    What’s great is that most of these are things that allow him to talk! Little kids usually love to talk and you said he sure does. It makes them feel like you care about they have to say. Great post! Love this.


  • Reply Emily May 22, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    This is such a cute post! Posts like this make me excited to have kids! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply joleisa May 22, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    This is awesome! I love the idea of intentional parenting and it seems you’re doing a great job.

  • Reply ivana May 24, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    This are really nice ways to send time with your little one, i think the most important is to just be with him, as much as possible xo


  • Reply Ashley May 25, 2017 at 11:09 am

    My son and I play together a lot. He is also a cuddler so I make sure to snuggle with him!

    • Reply Jenell B Stewart May 25, 2017 at 11:59 am

      Awwww I love that he’s a cuddle. My daughter is the cuddle in my duo. I can hug and squeeze and massage her butt and hold her so tight and she loves it! Joel…. not so much! LOL

  • Reply Rebecca Bryant May 25, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    These are all great ideas for bonding. My son is my world and I am going to miss him terribly when he leaves for college.

  • Reply Brandi Crawford May 25, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Loved this post! It sticks out that you point out the activities are done “together.” I love the netflix and chill! Spending time together is so important.

  • Reply Pamela King May 25, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    My boy loves to sit in the room with me and we talk and watch tv together ALL THE TIME. Plus my boy (age 12) still loves sleeping with me. So it’s not uncommon for him to be in the bed when I wake up in the morning.

  • Reply Ashley S May 26, 2017 at 9:17 am

    What a sweet post! My son and I always read together.

  • Reply Louise May 27, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    These are all fantastic ideas. I always save some of my work for when my eldest gets home from school so I can sit and do it while she does her homework. Not only does it mean we’re bonding, but I think it sets a great example too 🙂


  • Reply Ali Rost June 29, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    I have both a daughter and a son, and have always found it easier to bond with him. To be honest, it really surprised me. To this day, he’s one of my very favorite people. Some of our favorite things were to go on bike rides, spend an afternoon at the library, go out for pancakes on Sunday mornings, and play chess.

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