Even before they hit middle school, kids are cramming more and more pounds into their backpacks. What started out as a place to carry lunch, a few notepads and a mathematics text has turned into a portable library.
Unfortunately, your child’s back wasn’t designed to carry a day’s worth of textbooks, lunch and supplies.
Even with a backpack properly carried on both shoulders, more and more kids are complaining of back pain.
The solution? Talk to your child’s teachers about cutting the textbook load. And consider buying one of the newer backpacks that come with wheels. No longer the realm of "geeks," they’re the right fashion statement for the upwardly mobile student.