The school year is coming to an end and many parents are wondering what to do with their children during the summer holidays.

Dr. Joel Westheimer, professor at the University of Ottawa and columnist with CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning, spoke to Lucy van Oldenbarneveld on Our Ottawa this week about the pros and cons of studying in the summer.

Watch the video above to hear tips about what to do with your kids once school is out.

And watch the rest of Our Ottawa this week for a look at what's happening in our community, plus lifestyle tips and stories about health, consumer, music, arts and entertainment.

Our Ottawa this week

  • Draggin' Docs | A team of 26 female physicians are participating in Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival.
  • Inside the Box | A Luskville couple takes recycling to the next level to build their dream home.
  • FIFA World Cup |  Local kids get a taste of the World Cup on a smaller scale.
  • Social Media | CBC Ottawa digital producer Jen Beard talks about short suits and animal sightings in the city.

Air times are different this week due to the FIFA World Cup. The show airs Saturday at 6 a.m., and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Monday at 10 a.m.

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