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Keep Your Eyes Peeled At the Ballpark

On any given Saturday, you can find dads congregated at parks and sports fields. Even in the dead of winter, you can likely find some dads watching their kids play hockey at a rink or on a pond. No matter the youth sport, if it's being played, there are likely some dads either watching, coaching or both. With the kids nearby and sports in the air, the ballpark is a perfect place to strike up a conversation about parenting.

If you're not a sports guy, don't worry. When you take your kids to the field and hit the sidelines, look around. You'll likely find someone who shares your passion for -- or tepid feelings toward -- sports. A shared interest (or lack thereof) in sports may reveal you have even more in common, such as parenting philosophies, than you thought.