I became a single Dad with full custody of my 2 year old daughter in 1999. Me and my daughter were super close until she turned about 13 and the teenager mode started.
It is hard to find things a teenager wants to do with their parents and even harder to find things a teenage daughter is into that Dad is also into.
This is the point of the story paintball comes into.
I was playing semi pro for a team here in Ohio and my daughter loved to come and watch and that progressed to wanting to play.
Now my daughter is 16 and has been playing Paintball for the last 3 years. I have put a ton of money into setup's for her friends and I have a group of about 15 kids playing and staying out of trouble.
The sport, no matter what some people say, builds team skills and can help families stay close. It also gives kids something to do rather than sit on the couch or get into trouble.