Perez Halpern_English May 2018

Get More out of Game Night

USE BOARD GAMES AS A TEACHING TOOL

In this digital age, having a family board- game night every few weeks is a novelty. Putting away the electronics and having fun face-to-face with your kids is reason enough to make this a family tradition. But did you know that board games can also teach your kids valuable life skills? Here’s the best way to facilitate this learning as a parent.

packaging. This will help you find the best match for your kids.

way to teach social skills. Does it offer multiple paths to victory, like Chess or Tokido? These games teach strategy and critical reasoning. Games like Pandemic require players to work together, teaching valuable teamwork and leadership skills. TEACH BY EXAMPLE While gameplay itself can be a great teacher, being a role model for your children during game night is the most important thing you can bring to the table. No matter their age, showing your kids how to lose gracefully, win magnanimously, and have

CONSULT THE RULES Whether you’re new to a game or an old pro, it’s worth spending some time going over how the game is played. Not only will this help you teach your kids how to play a new game, but these rules also provide valuable insight into the skills the game teaches. Even games of pure chance, like Chutes and Ladders, can teach young kids motor skills, a sense of fair play, and what good sportsmanship looks like for both winning and losing. Does the game have rules for trading among players, like Monopoly or Settlers of Catan? These sorts of games are a great

FIND THE RIGHT GAME FOR THE RIGHT AGE It’s important to find games that fit your children’s abilities. Complex rules, small

fun no matter what are skills they will carry with them the rest of their lives.

pieces, or mature content can make some games inappropriate for young kids. The first thing you should do is check the recommended age range on the

A SHEPHERD AFTER AN ACCIDENT

guidance, both drivers were put at ease and got through the experience with the information they needed. While reflecting on the incident, Meliha mentioned being “grateful that I was in a position that I could take the time to help these people in the crisis. We are humans, and we want to be able to help people when we can.” This wasn’t the first time Meliha helped people. She guides each of her clients through the legal process and is always willing to serve others. In the words of Meliha, “God forbid something happens.” But if it does, you need an experienced lawyer to support you. That’s when the law firm of Pérez Halpern comes in handy. Call today for a consultation.

A couple of months ago, our own attorney, Meliha Pérez Halpern, was out with a group of friends after dinner, enjoying the evening and conversation as they walked to their cars. Suddenly, they witnessed a car collision happen right in front of them. A woman in her 70s was driving along when a younger girl quickly pulled out of a parking spot and hit the woman’s car.

clearly flustered; she had been involved in a crash before and was worried about the ramifications of this new crash. The elderly woman was in shock and unsure of what to do. She had a smartphone but didn’t know what kinds of pictures to take of her car. Thankfully, Meliha was there. She walked both drivers through the process of what to do next by explaining the necessity of documenting the damage to their cars and exchanging information. Thanks to her

Both drivers were caught in an unexpected and scary situation. The younger girl was

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