As the school year draws to a close, you and your child may be looking forward to summer break as a well-deserved reprieve. The challenge lies in shifting gears from a known routine to a new, possibly less-structured schedule. Read on for practical tips for making a smooth transition to summer.

Well… we all know that. But it doesn’t seem to stop them from spending more time in front of a screen than we’d like them to. A good percentage of our kids are only spending 30 to 40 minutes a day outside. Instead, they are replacing valuable outdoor time with up to seven hours of screen time. Yikes! This inactive lifestyle will have a long term affect on these kid’s health and well-being.