5 Family Traditions for Sons


Attend a Sporting Event

If you and your son are both sports fanatics, why not attend a special sporting event together? It doesn't matter if it's a high school tennis match or a Major League Baseball game, the two of you will undoubtedly have fun cheering on your favorite team.

If you can't make a game, don't worry about it. Family traditions don't have to be big events, and you don't have to spend a lot of money. In fact, you don't even need to leave the house if you don't want to. It's simply important to "create meaningful family rituals that bond you together, give your kids a sense of belonging and make them feel valued," says Joanne Stern, Ph.D. [Psychology Today]. Merely tossing a football or baseball in the yard with a father figure or another family member is a simple activity that many sons will relish during childhood and enjoy just as much when they're adults, too.