From exercise and nutrition to backpacks and sports physicals, here’s how you can help your kids start the school year off right:
- Kids who eat a nutritious breakfast perform better at school, so start their morning off with a protein-packed breakfast and a side of fruit.
- Bring bedtime routines back. Children under age 13 should get 10-12 hours of sleep every night, and those 13 or older should get 8-10 hours.
- Children go through big changes in height, weight and appearance throughout adolescence. An annual visit with the doctor will ensure their development is on the right track.