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The New Family Game Night

Try these easy, fun ways to connect with your kids on those long winter nights.

Lambeth Hochwald

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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.

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