Sunday, 23 April 2017

Too Early for Post-Secondary?



Recently, my children started migrating home for summer from their post-secondary institutions.  Three of my children are in post-secondary, two of my in-law children are studying and one child and one in-law have completed their post-secondary programs.  It got me thinking about post-secondary.  All of my kids are either in, or have completed, post-secondary programs.  I think there are some obvious reasons why this has happened.  
1.  My wife and I have always valued education and attended post-secondary ourselves
2.  We set up RESP's for them which instituted an expectation that they would go to college
3.  We made course choices in high school which led to post-secondary
I am sure there are many more reasons but I want to encourage all parents that the seeds of post-secondary are sown early.  The years fly by quickly!  Do your best to prepare your kids to have the option of post-secondary when the time comes.  

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Spark: Exercise and the Brain


I recently finished the book Spark.  This book has been on my "need to read" list for a long time and I finally got around to reading it over the Christmas break.  It is a fascinating read and it clearly makes the case that physical activity is not just good for the body, but good for the mind as well.  In fact, the author would argue that physical exercise is crucial for growing your brain.  Physical activity actually increases your brains ability to function and increases its capacity.  As the weather gets nicer, I encourage all of you to get active (parents and students) to benefit your body and your mind.  I would also encourage you to find this book at your local library or buy a copy.  I am sure you will find it very interesting.