This comment was by Chris Stoddard in reference to the post – “Activities to do With Your Teenage Son That Will Score You Cool Points“
Being a bit of a grease-monkey myself, I can appreciate what you’re saying here, Scott. Teenage boys do need their fathers (and mothers!) to be intentional about how they connect with their sons. But I caution against falling into a way of thinking that assumes stereotypically male activities (cars, guns, etc) universally appeal to teen boys. I agree that boys thrive on adventure, physical contact, and goal-oriented projects, but parents would do well to study their kid…enter in to his interests. When a parent says, “Hey, Fortnight looks really cool. I’d love to learn from you…” (or whatever is of significant interest to the boy), it establishes relational momentum or currency that can be used to “cash in” on other activities that may be new or stretching the bounds of what he is used to. Just my thoughts. -Chris
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