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Next time you have family game night, mix up the rules a bit and come up with your own “house rules.” From the ligit to the silly, everyone (parents, grandparents, kids, babysitters, etc) can each make up one rule (from the legit "draw two cards" to the silly "do a happy dance when you land on Park Place.") Allowing kids to make their own rules and having them follow through, allows them to feel both empowered and, when they help make the rules, they're more apt to follow them.

 

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