Back to School Tips

From the Alarm Clock to the Afternoon Bell, We've Got Going Back to School Covered

When it is time to go back to school, your kids' focus should be less on summer fun and more on learning important things like reading, writing and arithmetic. Your focus, as a parent, should remain the same–keeping your kids healthy so they can learn and grow.

To help you do that, we have put together some back to school tips centered on common school-related issues:

backpack safety    germs    sleeping girl    Healthy Lunches 

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    Backpack Safety    Heavy Backpacks Could Cause Back Pain, Other Serious Problems
    Dr. David Marshall, the medical director for sports medicine at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, tells Fox 5 the excess weight put kids at risk of lower back pain, shoulder and neck injuries, and even headaches. 
    Sleep    Back to Sleep: Tips for getting your kids back on track for the new school year
    Dr. Montgomery, a specialist in pediatric sleep disorders, apnea and other disorders of respiratory control, gives some tips for getting back to sleep in our Children's Healthcare of Atlanta blog, so that rediscovering your sleep routine won't be a struggle. 
    Germs Infographic    Germs Go To School, Too
    Germs are unavoidable. With these tips, provided by Children's, we can reduce the number of germs that are spread throughout schools and between kids, helping them to stay healthy and in class.