Here’s a link with helpful hints.
I know this story is old.
But that is the shame of it. Educators and parents your voice is needed.
Every morning it pains me to hear my daughter moan and complain about her heavy book bag. For the life of me, I can’t remember my books being this heavy as a kid. In my day, there weren’t many texts to go around. So the teachers made dittos of worksheets for us to take home. Remember those? They worked.
Why aren’t all textbooks digitized? Certainly, there are some available online. But where is the celebration and promotion of them stating, "We’re out of the 20th century when it comes to textbooks?
Tears and groans from a 7 1/2 year old, and a daily quote of, "My back is going to hurt forever!" may be dramatic, but it’s true.
So now I carry her load with a moan. And ironically, the love of learning for my daughter has weighted down.
Why, (readers help me) in this GLORIOUS and REVOLUTIONARY age of online information are books getting heavier?
Btw, the photo looks like, but is NOT my daughter. It comes courtesy of Spineuniverse chiropractic center.