FatherSon Ventures

Building a Relationship through Adventure

Kid Concepts, U.S.A.

One summer morning, when D is almost five years old, I suggest to D’s ABA therapist (which I pre-approved with his supervisor) that we go to an indoor playground to break up his normal therapy routine. I am concerned D is missing out on being a kid by doing 20 to 25 hours of ABA […]

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Walden Pond

D has taken up residence inside an eight by ten foot room, mostly dark, no lights, black walls, octagon shaped, felt curtain entrance, with flashes of lightning and crackling thunder. Henry David Thoreau went to Walden Pond to immerse himself in nature, reflect on society’s ills, and seek a simpler lifestyle. Well, D has chosen his […]

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Sometimes, the best father-son adventures can be a trip down the street. D’s favorite places are the Pet Store and Toy Store, the Music Store, Barnes & Nobles, Target, the Mall, the Bee and Lady Bug Park and Wilderness Park, a nature preserve near our home. He frequently asks to visit these places, and I […]

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Wisdom is a Butterfly

It’s a Saturday, and D and I are at the back of the store at Petsmart, looking through a ten by twelve foot glass window, where there are fifteen to twenty dogs in Doggy Day Care. Big dogs, little dogs, shaggy dogs, white dogs, black dogs, tan dogs, black-and-white dogs, dogs sniffing each other you know where, […]

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