1. Play in the street.

Sam Wein­man, a New York City ed­i­tor and author of Win at Los­ing: How Our Big­gest Set­backs Can Lead to Our Great­est Gains,

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ap­proaches par­ent­ing with this idea: “Al­low them to be the con­duit to your younger self. I like to re­mind my boys that being a kid never gets old.” His go-to? Drag­ging out two goals, wait­ing for traf­fic to sub­side, and play­ing a lit­tle hockey in the street. He’s even turned it into an an­nual event: a round-robin tour­na­ment with four kids and a dad on each team. Win­ners take home a replica of the Stan­ley Cup tro­phy—which is ac­tu­ally a pop­corn maker. “It’s ar­guably the high­light of the year.”

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