Mother son bonding activities – become a strong family

Here are some fun mother and son bonding activities that will help your boy to become a strong and independent man and by sharing moments together you become part of the character that he will become. Being a mother to a boy is not hard if you spend time whit him and I will tell you some ways to help him get life traits that you can be part of.

Forest/park walks

There is nothing better than fresh air, green view of trees and flowers, blue sky, animals that catch the eyes like squirrels, birds even insects like butterflies, etc. It is really relaxing for you and for young boys who like all child like to watch its a perfect place to make him waste his daily energy by interacting with nature. To run, climb, walk, throw rocks, stick and the most important it will form questions and guess who he will ask for answers? Of course you as a parent and when you answer those easy for your questions it will make him happy and more trustworthy for you. You can have a snack in the peace and quiet to the singing of the birds, and even made up games like to throw a rock at a circle in the dirt, it sounds really lame but kids love this kind of simple games, because boys are more competitive and every game is a challenge so they will play to win at all cost and of course you as a parent can let them win to boost the ego a little bit but don’t let them win every time you must still have control as a parent its still a kid.

Watching movies

If you are more of a movie mom you can go together to watch a movie. Even children movies are good to articulate great pieces of information and with this information, you can ask questions your boy and try to explain the situations in a more mature way so his brain can start articulating the situations and finding more coherent answers in a real-life similar situation. Also again you show your dominance as a parent and the need the child has for you as the intellectual level is a part that kids look for in a life model, that is why they are so curious all the time, they are testing to see how you react and if you make a mistake they can use this to show dominance if they want something and to have a bad child is not good. So watch how he reacts to scenes in the movie and ask him what he thinks of that same part.

Play board games

You can get a good board game, there are so many now and play together. This again will help with his competition characteristics but if you chose a good team playing one he will learn to share which is a really good trait as well. When he learned to share with you is sure that he will do it with other boys his age. This leads to more friends because “sharing is caring”, and more friends means that his social skill will improve. Then you can ask him questions on the game because he will have a big interest in it, who won, how do you get along with the others, do they like the stay and want to come again, can I help you to improve your game if he lost and etc.

Go to a book store

This is my favorite. Just go to a book store and look for something he will like and get it to him. If he like a book and start reading he will get so many benefits I can’t imagine. Reading is the best way to learn new information that includes, situations, words, it helps imagination, the brain thinks best whit stories, his passion for learning, helping him to make his own decisions(independence). As hard it sounds you don’t need to help all the time to your kid, let him be independent so he will have an easier time in life, if you care too much for him you will overprotect him and is not good for the growing up aspect. Let him chose the literature he wants, to dress up alone, wash up alone, make the table ready for dinner, to take out the garbage, to make his homework alone. And I don’t mean this in a bad way but this is to protect him from laziness and if something bad happens when he is big enough he will need to face the problems and solve them and not call for you to help him. And if you are scared for the sharing aspect don’t be if you make him love books he will share the emotions they gave him with you so this will help in the long run too. If he doesn’t like bookstores you can start reading to him and then give him a book for a present and he will start reading with you.

Overprotective mother(evil mother)

Well, it sounds bad and it is!

Don’t treat your boy like a father a teenage girl! You can’t change the fact that life is full of problems that need solving, but if you solve them urself he will not learn to articulate them and will become too dependent and you want him to be independent. Boys like problems they give the life meaning it is part of becoming a man, what kind of a man if he can’t stare, think and solve life problems and become a better person with every single day. By bonding I mean just talk with him sharing is important too but as you like a space for yourself where you have your husband to help with your problems, the same as for the boy who if you share when he needs you he will come ask for help and learn that way.

I want to thank you for the reading and hope my knowledge helps for better family bond and be good and well.

10 thoughts on “Mother son bonding activities – become a strong family

  1. It’s great to find activities to build strong and lifelong bonds between a mother and son. Going for a hike / walk in the park / forest is a great way to bond, stay active, and get fresh air (all very good for the spirit). Book stores are great and also keep in mind that the library is a fantastic way to let the little ones learn more about their interests without needing to buy anything. 

  2. Lovely write-up. Mother son bonding activities goes a long way and truly help build a strong family. Some of my favorite memories from when I was growing up were of my mum hugging me and also telling me how handsome I was. She would tell me how lucky some woman was going to be one day to call me her husband. Those hugs made me feel loved and safe.


  3. This post reminds me of my mother growing up.  She always loved for us to walk outside and also ride our bikes together.  I remember going around 4 miles on the walks and 10 miles on the bike rides.  She was just as competitive as us boys and would get dirty playing baseball, kickball, basketball, and football in the side yard.  Those were amazing times.  I also remember playing a bunch of board games growing up.  She wouldn’t always let us win, lol :)  Excellent summary of bonding with sons.


  4. Hi, Stefan how are you? I have just read your posts and you have definitely covered a lot of areas, with great ideas on bonding with a child. I am a mother and I can honestly say that I did a lot of what you suggested with my daughter and she turned out to be a beautiful, well grounded, caring, smart young lady. We are very close due to the time spent. I believe that it is very, very important that a Mother and son bond, so he grows up respecting, and caring for women the way that women should be cared for. This will definitely come from what his Mother teaches her son. Your web sight is sure coming along very nicely. I just have a few suggestions, take what you will from them. I think you should do a spell check, there are just a few words that are not spelled right and it most certainly changes your sentence structure. There is one paragraph, the forest/ walk where you describe the child as an it. You might want to find another word, to replace that word or change the structure of the sentence. Just a couple suggestions. With that being said, your whole concept is really beautiful. In todays day and age a lot of family dynamics have been set on the side lines, due to all the changes in the world today. Very, very nice. Your a lucky man to have had such a great Mother. Cheers, and keep up all the wonderful posts. Your posts can certainly make a parent, or person in general stop and remember the importance of family. Thankyou for your warm and positive thoughts.

  5. Very nice post. I think too many parents these days have the idea that they must treat their young children as equals and the kids are not. They are not equal in knowledge, wisdom and general life skills. Trying to treat a child as an equal is a great disservice to him/her because the parent ends up expecting too much of the child. “Reasoning” with a child is not possible in the very young years because they don’t know enough about right and wrong to properly reason. So your advice of constantly being there to ask and answer questions and to direct their activities is a wonderful way to help the child grow and learn. Thanks for the great article!

  6. Well I sure can say you are right about a mother smothering her son, for some reason it seems to cause the son to be an enabler instead of becoming independent.

    Great Information!

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