Teaching kids an attitude of gratitude

1:42 pm Nov. 18, 2014

So many of us enjoy unwrapping gifts so much that we often forget the true spirit of the holiday season.  And so with the holiday season fast approaching, we asked parenting and child development expert Denise Daniels for some simple effective ways parents can teach young children an “attitude of gratitude,” while still instilling the emotional intelligence skills they’ll need to thrive in our ever-changing world.

Here’s what she said:

1. Teach

Short Meditation for Busy, Messy Lives

9:07 am Nov. 12, 2014

Patti Digh, author of “Life is a Verb,” has a new book out “Your Daily Rock: A Daybook of Touchstones for Busy Lives book by Patti Digh.” It’s full of short short meditations to ground

Free Chess Lesson Saturday at Stonecrest Library

2:53 pm Nov. 11, 2014

Chess expert and lifestyle coach Orrin Hudson uses the ancient board game to teach young people how to manage their impulsive behavior and how to use strategic thinking to reach their goals.

The Stone Mountain entrepreneur,

Movies for children with autism in metro Atlanta

1:47 pm Nov. 3, 2014

Get up and walk, shout, sing!

Sensory Friendly films for families affected by Autism continue at AMC and there are two remaining this year in metro Atlanta

Saturday, November 29, 2014 – “HOME”

AND

Saturday, December 13, 2014 –

Five tips to motivate your children to complete their chores

12:59 pm Oct. 30, 2014

A recent study revealed that while 82 percent of parents did chores growing up, only 28 percent have their kids do chores. But, 75 percent of parents think chores make kids more responsible, even if they don¹t have their kids do them.
So I asked Gregg Murset, a parenting and chore expert, for his best tips to get kids to do chores without complaining or having to ask them over and

Halloween traffic is coming

10:58 am Oct. 29, 2014

Prepare yourself to be spooked – by traffic.

Andria Simmons, AJC transportation writer, is reporting afternoon traffic will be more gruesome than usual because the holiday falls on a Friday this year. Parents may think getting

‘Tis the season to eat but take care to practice good dental hygiene

11:03 am Oct. 28, 2014

While most parents will make sure their kids brush after eating their treats, dental experts suggest taking a fuller approach to oral health.
“Teeth and gums are obviously key components of oral health care, but they’re just part of the whole environment inside one’s mouth,” says Dr. Bob Kross, a biochemist who’s been researching and developing oral health-care products since the 1980s. “The nooks and crannies in our mouths and gums

Friday night Halloween safety tips

11:06 am Oct. 27, 2014

Halloween is full of fun — dressing up, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, and lots and lots of candy.

It’s also an evening fraught with safety hazards — everything from benign tummy aches to tripping over costumes or

How to not go too crazy with the Halloween candy

10:06 am Oct. 23, 2014

The experts at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong4Life have analyzed the calories, fat and sugar content of a typical Halloween pumpkin filled treats and the results are frightening.

One pumpkin full of Halloween candy can have