AAP Parenting Tips – Back to School

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips to help children start the school year with ease.
Advice includes calming first-day jitters, traveling to and from school safely, avoiding backpack injuries and choosing healthy lunches and snacks. You’ll also find tips on bullying, before- and after-school child care, and developing good study habits. Feel free to excerpt these tips or use them in their entirety in any print or broadcast story, with acknowledgement of source. Tips are available in English and Spanish at www.aap.org/healthandsafetytips.

Healthychildren.org and AAP spokesperson Alanna Levine, MD, FAAP, have partnered with Kimberly-Clark and Colgate-Palmolive on a Healthy Habits campaign to help moms lay the groundwork for healthy routines this summer so their children are ready for the new school year. Now through September, moms can access helpful tips on healthy back-to-school routines by visiting www.Facebook.com/HealthyRoutines. In addition to daily posts, fun activities for kids and giveaways, Dr. Levine will host monthly live Q&A sessions to answer parents’ questions about healthy routines.