Try these easy, fun ways to connect with your kids on those long winter nights.
If you're tired of watching your kids play with their video, computer, or Internet games, jump in. "Motion-based consoles like Wii and Sony Move are great because they get everyone up and moving," says Christina Recchio, of 2K Play, a video game publisher in New York City. "Plus, these games are still challenging enough for your kids even if they play them all the time."
And most kids will get a kick out of being able to teach their parents a thing or two about how the game is played (and will enjoy laughing at your efforts). "Watching parents struggle can help a child look at his or her parents in a whole new way," says Renee Trudeau, a career/life balance expert, coach, and author of The Mother's Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life.