Parents know that each school year brings students greater amounts of responsibility and work. This extra mental burden put on students can be matched by the physical burden of lugging around a virtual mountain of school books on their backs.
Shoulder and back problems due to backpacks being too heavy or being carried improperly is a very real concern for students and their parents. Proper methods of packing, carrying and wearing the backpacks are skills that all students should be taught.
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