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Old 06-15-2013, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Ontario
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It seems that kids in Canada get out the last Friday in June. In the states it is earlier in June but they go back at the same time. Is this too short? Yes it is only a few weeks.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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It seems that kids in Canada get out the last Friday in June. In the states it is earlier in June but they go back at the same time. Is this too short? Yes it is only a few weeks.
Most kids in the US go back mid-August or the 3rd week in August - that's why late August is a great time for Canadians to go to DisneyWorld. I'm now in the US and can't get used to kids going back before Labour Day and the CNE.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:35 PM
 
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It really depend where in the US. I know when I lived in Nashville, the kids got out of school in near the end May and went back in mid August.

My Cousins in New York/ New Jersey got out near the end of June, and go back after labour day. I think the difference was a week.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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some schools are all year round in america.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:16 PM
 
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I remember always getting out in early June and I see these kids still going to school. I feel kind of sorry for them lol. I am sure they are just used to it.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Ontario
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some schools are all year round in america.

I think there is something to the concept of going all year with short breaks in the summer. It would probably be easier for the parents too. They could take their vacation from work when the kids take theirs.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:55 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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The summer holidays are important for children. It lets them run around and play outdoors with their friends for two months every year. Children need that. I remember seing an advertisement on television about how this generation of children has a lower life expectancy than their parents due to a lack of exercise. Quite frightening to think about.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:14 AM
 
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The summer holidays are important for children. It lets them run around and play outdoors with their friends for two months every year. Children need that. I remember seing an advertisement on television about how this generation of children has a lower life expectancy than their parents due to a lack of exercise. Quite frightening to think about.
The key is exercise walk down your street it would be hard pressed to find many kids running or even outside at all.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:00 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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The key is exercise walk down your street it would be hard pressed to find many kids running or even outside at all.
The parents are at fault on this matter. Exercise shouldn't be simply encouraged, it should be expected. They should have their children walk to and from school every day. If they're young and their parents are worried about them, they can do it in a group. They can sign their children up for sports or send them to the YMCA. If they live in the country, have them help their parents out on the farm. Treat exercise like a chore one makes their children do if one must. Exercise is essential to a child's health.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Canada
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The summer holidays are important for children. It lets them run around and play outdoors with their friends for two months every year. Children need that. I remember seing an advertisement on television about how this generation of children has a lower life expectancy than their parents due to a lack of exercise. Quite frightening to think about.
The problem isn't the lack of summer breaks (when I as a kid watched way too much TV). The problem is the suburbs making it impossible for them to get anywhere remotely close to them on their own, and not being encouraged to go out and explore the world on their own.
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