How to Keep Your Teens Active During Summer Break

How to Keep Your Teens Active During Summer Break

To quote the song by Alice Cooper..

“School’s Out for Summer!!”

Now what do you do to keep you teen(s) busy and not living their best life on social media or binge watching on a certain streaming network?

Here are some ideas for you:

Get a Job

Well first if your teen is 15+, such as in our home, we hope that they find a part time/full time job. But sometimes that is not in the cards, so Plan B is to keep them busy.

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Talking to Your Teens about Taxes

“Mom, why do they take some much money off my pay cheque for this thing called taxes??”

As mentioned in a previous post, my son graduated high school in June, but decided to take a gap year to work before heading to post secondary. This year has been a huge learning curve and full of lessons for him as he is making his own money and purchasing things with his own money as well as taking on the responsibility of paying the monthly payment of his car insurance for his vehicle (which was a graduation present). While learning the value of a dollar, he has come to realize that money does not grow on trees and there is not an endless supply. Oh, the days of $5 here and $20 there from the Bank of Mom and Dad have come and gone. He has come to realize what is a want and what is a need and really does not like to part with his money. I think he likes the look of the dollar value in his bank account. 😉

So lets get back to the question posed earlier…’Mom, Why do they take some much money off my pay cheque for taxes?’ Yes, my boy, have you heard that phrase.

There are 2 certains in life…death and taxes

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Paleo, Keto, Intermittent Fasting..Which one is for you?

Well here we are 2 weeks into January and have you given up on your resolutions yet? You know the ones…I am going to exercise more, eat better, give up wine!!! Nope, not me..(Well it helps that I don’t make resolutions ) 🙂

As fore mentioned, one of the things many ‘resolve’ to do at the start of a new year is eat better. After the month of December, where we tend to over indulge, January is a welcome sight to get back on track. I will agree with that! It is also the time of year when the new health and wellness craze will start and this usually means a new diet of some sort to try..is it Paleo, Keto or the all new Intermittent Fasting…(just to name a few). My post today is to de-mystify these diets to help you decide if they are something you want to try. There are pros and cons to each and every person will respond differently to each of them as well. The information on these ‘diets’ is endless..

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