A new study by Harvard and University of California Berkley found children in Memphis who are born into poverty are more likely to stay poor because the city is the most economically segregated in the nation, meaning poor neighborhoods are clustered together and more wealthy neighborhoods are off on their own.
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)