From the alarm clock to the afternoon bell, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has back to school covered! Children’s knows that parents focus is on keeping your kids healthy so they can learn and grow so they put together helpful tips on common school-related issues.
CHOA’s back to school tips include:
Pack Smart– Backpacks are a handy way for your child to carry his books and other school materials, but if used incorrectly can put a strain on his back muscles and joints causing lower back pain and injury.
Breathe Easy– Asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses in children and accounts for more than half a million missed school days annually. Creating an asthma action plan with your physician to help your child better manage his asthma.
Fuel for School– Fuel your family with food throughout the school year with these nutrition tips that help kids grow strong from the inside out.
Sleep Savvy– During the summer, many children and teens stay up later and sleep in longer than during the school year. This shift often makes returning to an early schedule difficult. Getting enough sleep is important and Children’s has tips to get kids back on track.
Keep Bullies at Bay– Bullying is a pattern of unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children where one child uses control over another. Learn common bullying behaviors and how your child should deal with a bully.
Parents and teachers can visit choa.org/backtoschool to educate themselves and their children on ways to make going back to school easier and healthier.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than 850,000 patient visits annually at three hospitals and 24 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has impacted the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit www.choa.org for more information.
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