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Ditch backpack back pain


August 15, 2019

How much does your child’s backpack weigh before they head off to school in the morning? Do you know? It’s okay if you don’t, but it is important information to learn. A backpack weighing more than 15% of your child’s bodyweight can impact the development of their spine!

Here are a few tips to help you help your child to thrive and develop correctly.

Every Sunday, dump out your child’s backpack and review what they have stuffed inside. You will be surprised to find out what treasures they accumulate over the week. If you have a teenager, find out if they need to carry every book a...

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