Parents spending more time doing homework

11:33 am Jan. 15, 2015

According to a survey released early this week by Education. com, 80 percent of parents are spending more time helping their kids with homework than their parents spent with them and 70 percent of teachers  expect them to, well, at least sometimes.

It would seem, therefore, that parents are rising to the occasion and being more actively involved in their child’s education.

But we’re just getting started. The survey also discovered these

Some tips to keep you safe during the cold season

10:50 am Jan. 13, 2015

The winter season promises plenty of fun family activities, but it’s important to keep in mind the hazards of cold weather months.

Whether spending time outside in the snow or staying cozy and warm inside, there are safety precautions parents and caregivers can take to help keep children safe.

The Window Covering Safety Council suggests the following guidelines:

Children love to peek out the window to see the snowfall. Be sure to only

10 Awesome Germ Fighting Foods and Recipes

5:46 pm Jan. 9, 2015

One of the best ways to stay healthy begins in the kitchen. Here are 10 Germ Fighting Foods to Stay Healthy, a list assembled by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

CHOA also provided some great recipes for

Art competition kicking off for high schools and their students

11:13 am Jan. 8, 2015

High school are students can sign up now for the sixth annual Vans Custom Culture art competition. In partnership with Americans for the Arts, Journeys and truth®,  the competition is intended to inspire high school students to embrace creativity through art and design and to raise awareness for the country’s suffering arts programs.

High school art teachers can register their classes to go up against thousands of

Give Yourself Permission to be Cranky

11:22 am Jan. 5, 2015

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 meditations to ground us

Step-by-step directions for Frozen-inspired Hairdos

5:35 pm Dec. 19, 2014

If your daughter wants hair inspired by the princesses of “Frozen” a new book with step by step directions means there is no need for a professional to perfect these dazzling dos.

“Disney Frozen Hairstyles: Inspired

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