Tired of seeing my three kids in front of video games, I found a set of hockey nets and set them on the driveway.
“We don’t know how to play hockey!” they complained, but after they had hit the ball around with their dad, they were hooked.
Soon they were playing with neighbor friends, and the playing field expanded. Over time, neighborhood parents came out to cheer on the teams or bring Popsicles. Street hockey worked for our family, but any sport that a family plays together can become a fun community experience.
This article appeared in the June/July 2015 issue of Thriving Family magazine. Copyright © 2015 by Lori Zenker. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.
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