I expected my parenting experience to be more calculating, more specifically purposeful than it has manifested in reality. ... I didn’t realize the foundational education I was tasked with edifying her with was buried in a gigantic mountain of squealing, hysterical fun.
We are joining our community, Memphis and Shelby County, to support Memphis Teen Vision - MemTV. The purpose of Memphis Teen Vision is to prevent teen pregnancy and support teen parents. If we are earnest in our desire to improve our community, we must give our children the best possible environment from conception to age three.
Coming up on April 30th is Leadership Memphis' annual Celebration and Awards Reception to recognize all graduates of the Executive Program, FastTrack, and Grassroots classes.
The term fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) refers to the most severe permanent effects of a child's exposure to alcohol while in the mother's womb, including mental retardation, abnormal physical appearance and behavior, and extreme limitation of normal lifetime capabilities. Less extreme effects of fetal alcohol exposure may include permanent brain damage plus lifelong behavioral, educational and socialization problems; these are referred to as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. (FASD)
Memphis Connect recently published a great article summarizing a recent symposium organized by People First and the Early Success Coalition about how the health of children in our community is directly tied to the health of our community. If you haven't already, read it now. You can also read some of our articles on the subject of stress.