[pullquote ]

• Rent bicycles (have your teen map a route) • Park the car, replenish water bottles and walk everywhere • Try a beachfront yoga class • Take morning or evening jogs/walks • Rent canoes, rowboats, kayaks • Take surfing or paddleboarding lessons • Scuba dive • Hike • Play tennis or golf • Pack a frisbee, paddle balls and swimsuits • Splash. Sweat. Fall. Rekindle the playful spirit within you and, I promise, your teens will take note.


Julie D. Andrews is a writer living in New York City. Her new book, Real Is the New Natural, dismantles the negative, destructive messaging about body image and beauty bombarding us daily under the guise of health. Moms are calling it an excellent vehicle for propelling discussions about tough topics with their daughters.