7 Tips for a Lighter, Safer School Backpack

Children should not carry more than 10% to 15% of their body weight in their backpacks. Any more than that could cause back problems and strain around the neck and shoulders. Carrying heavy backpacks can also result in apophysitis. Here are 7 tips to keep their pack light.

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Is Your Child Ready to Start Kindergarten?

Kindergarten enrollment age is rising, but benefits of academic red-shirting are debatable. Concerns about sports, developmental skills and social maturity factor in, but parents should consider carefully before deciding to delay registration to age 6.

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Back to School Means Back to Bedtime

Mention the word “bedtime” in the summer and you’re sure to get groans from kids of any age. That’s especially true of teenagers who have spent the summer staying out late and sleeping until noon. But when it’s time to go back to school, getting back into healthy sleep patterns is a necessity for having … Read More

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