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07-23-2012, 01:49 PM
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beth
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You really have to let them come to it themselves. Just go out and have fun. Get them their own skates (that fit, not with room to grow) and also padding will make learning less painful. Don't push them, let them rest as much as they want, just make it really fun.

My son was the first hockey player in the family, we thought it would be perfect for him as he's sort of rough and tumble. He loved it for about a year and was awesome, but once his mom and sister got into it, he quit. I think he sees it as a girl thing now. lol! My daughter came into it on her own. She was older and she still needs to catch up, but she likes being able to call herself a hockey player.

Also, if you take away the tv and computer games as entertainment options, they'll be on the lookout for something to do. Just toss them outside with some street sticks instead.

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