Since you're being a cool dad I'll try to help but unfortunately there are too many questions unanswered and I'm not up to date on laptops.
Do you have a budget in mind? You're probably not going to get many recommendations without a budget listed( you can state that it doesn't matter). Or form factor 2in1, touch screen, screen size (13, 15, 17 inch), etc. You want at least an Intel i5 processor, 1TB Hard drive(NVME), and at least 16GB RAM( One of the downsides to laptops is that most of the time the RAM is soldered into the mainboard so it can't be upgraded later on. I'm glad I went with 32GB for that reason), I honestly don't see you getting a lot of help in this forum. So I recommend figuring out some of these details and what else he will use the computer for. And editing/ updating this question and posting that info to https://old.reddit.com/r/SuggestALaptop/ as well. Good luck.