5-10 lbs – Average amount of weight gained by kids during summer vacation
15 Gallons – Average amount of water used per minute on a slip ‘n slide
90% Of people say they regret not taking more chances
4 out of 5 Families plan on taking a vacation this summer
Summer is in full swing, which means you probably already have activities and events lined up for your kids. However, regardless of your schedule, there are some things you should never do during this season. Before the bad habits set in, consider the following to ensure your kids have the best summer.
Don’t let your kids slack off on good nutrition or regular exercise. Studies prove it – the lazy days of summer offer children plenty of free time to eat snacks and watch TV or play video games, enabling them to gain more weight than they do in school.
Don’t play with water. Yes, summer is the perfect time to have water balloon fights and use the slip ‘n slide over and over again, but California is in its biggest drought in years. Instead, try to come up with creative ways to stay cool without the water, or visit our website for some ideas.
Don’t say “one day.” Everyone gets busy with work and schedules, but “one day” will turn into “I wish we had done that,” more quickly than you’d like. Enjoy the moments with your kids, and take them to the places they’ve been dying to go to for months. Create memories and experiences – you’ll be glad you did. W
Summer No-No’s: 3 Things You Shouldn’t Do During Summer