Back to School Safety

It’s that time again, and the kids aren’t the only ones with homework. Parents, it’s your turn. Don’t let autumn safety “fall” to the side. Instead, talk to your children about how they can be healthy and safe this school year.

  1. Walk and ride to school safely by remaining aware. Obey traffic signals and lights, walk only on crosswalks, and listen to traffic guards (that means no headphones).
  2. If your children bike to school, make sure they wear a helmet. My recommendation: reward safety with an awesome helmet.
  3. If possible, walk with your child to and from the bus stop.
  4. Keep backpacks light! Your kid’s backpack should only be 5-10% of his or her body weight, according to the American Chiropractic Association. A backpack with wheels is easy to use and most importantly reduces back stress. If your child chooses to use a backpack, utilize both straps. Wearing your pack on one shoulder can cause spinal curvature.

*Photo credit: http://www.prlog.org/10415746-attachment.jpg

*Content credit: http://www.ci.dupont.wa.us/files/library/9ed9c444fe7e45c0_o.pdf

Sandy Hayden

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s