How to have a good summer: advice from mom

By Rita Lessard

I hope you proud Canadians have a great July 1st. We have so much to be thankful for; I especially enjoy my freedom.

Now that the nice weather is here you have no excuse not to get in better shape. Walking is the easiest form of exercise and the cheapest; start out slow. Cycling is also good. Make it a family activity.
No sitting around watching TV. Save that for a winter sport. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and buy locally.

Parents: Want to keep tabs on your kids, especially around water? Tie bells on them. I used to tie bells on my kids’ shoes so I always knew where they were. Mind you, you might want to get rid of them when they are about 16… the bells, I mean. Then again, maybe not.

Congratulations to all you scholars out there, I hope you all did well. At least if you did your best, that’s progress. There’s always next year.

Advice for Students:

Stay in school as long as possible. Get a degree. Consider a trade school – people are crying for tradespeople.
P.S. If you want to enjoy your summer, don’t ever tell your parents you’re bored. They’re bound to find something you’d rather not do.