"Lake Superior State University's Sport and Recreation Management program is second to none!", says Justin Andre, Director of Hanson Hills Recreation Area, in scenic Grayling, Michigan.
Parents at Lake State
Positive Spring Flings
After being cooped up during the winter months, your student may feel the need for some cabin fever relieving. It’s important, however, that her spring fling doesn’t take a harmful form. For instance, encourage her to steer clear of:
vandalism that seems “fun” at the time
drinking to excess
experimenting with drugs
walking alone at night because the weather is finally nice
going off alone with someone she doesn’t know
blowing off classes or letting academics slide
That may seem like common sense which, of course, it is. Yet students who have been feeling repressed may go wild to an opposite extreme. Encourage moderation—there’s plenty of fun to be had this spring! For instance, why not suggest:
going on a road trip with trusted friends
participating in all the fun stuff happening campus wide
shopping for a new spring outfit
getting outside to play Frisbee, golf or volleyball
going to the park instead of the library to study with friends
having a picnic or going camping
playing in an intramural softball game
reading a good book outside under a tree
There are many ways to welcome spring—positively. Tell your student to just get out there and do it!
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