Co-parenting during the school year with an ex-spouse, reading to therapy dogs in Arlington and more news and advice:

Because opponents in boxing matches are rewarded for hitting each other in the head, doctors say this sport is not for kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Pediatric Society cite the behavior of some boxers to practice unhealthy ways to lose weight before a match and risk of concussion as reasons children should not play. The health organizations published a statement in the journal Pediatrics. (HealthDay via U.S. News and World Report)

A backpack that is a child’s “personal universe” can make children from a divorced family feel like there is one space they own no matter whose home they are in, says writer Debra Goldstein. She and other contributors offer tips for divorced parents caring for children who live in multiple homes. Keeping extra school books at home and remembering to communicate with your child’s teacher are a few of their many suggestions. (Huffington Post)

Children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade can read to therapy dogs tomorrow at Columbia Pike Library. As part of the library's Paws to Read program, kids are paired with a trained dog for 15 minutes. The library cites studies that show reading to a dog can improve a child’s reading level and increase their enjoyment of reading. The event takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 816 South Walter Reed Dr. Arlington. More events from the library can be found he re. (Columbia Pike Branch Library)