Flu sweeping state; closing down at least one school district

10:49 am Dec. 19, 2014

Flu season is sweeping through the country, according to the CDC, which is reporting widespread flu activity in 14 states — including Georgia.

WebMD Health News reported about a flu having a big impact on school children. And in at least one county school system in Georgia has shut down.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will operate on an early release schedule Wednesday, December 17th,” says the notice posted on the Polk

When is an ADHD diagnosis right?

9:59 am Dec. 16, 2014

Is your child unable to sit still at the dinner table? Daydreaming in class? Having trouble following instructions? Interrupting others and blurting out inappropriate comments? These are all normal behaviors in children. They might also be signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, says  Dr. Ashley Gorman of Morris Psychological Group.

But how do you know? And if you have the nagging suspicion that it might be ADHD, when is the right

Top Tips to Avoid Flu

11:33 am Dec. 15, 2014

The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter.

The dominant flu strain this year — H3N2 — has mutated, and only about half of the cases match the vaccine, according to the Centers for

No-tech, free fun things to do with kids at home

1:51 pm Dec. 12, 2014

Jeff Freeland Nelson, founder and CEO of YOXO toy company and former technical director of the Minnesota Children’s Museum, e-mailed me tips for no-tech ways to keep kids occupied and get their creativity juices flowing

Pink or Blue? Moms want to know

1:16 pm Dec. 11, 2014

Although sneaking a peek at holiday gifts is discouraged, a new survey of 500 new and expecting mothers reveals the vast majority of moms-to-be can’t wait to find out if they should shop for

It’s true. Atlanta has some of the nicest kids

12:09 pm Dec. 9, 2014

Not surprising, kids are working extra hard this holiday season to earn favor from their parents. In fact, if completing chores is any indication of whether your little ones are naughty or nice, it’s clear to see which cities have the best kids, says Chris Bergman, founder and CEO of ChoreMonster, a suite of web and mobile apps that aims to make chores fun for parents and kids.

ChoreMonster analyzed