AP News 2013

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Tennessee Earns National Recognition for Compassion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State and that willingness to lend a hand has earned some national recognition. A list of the most compassionate cities in the U.S. has Nashville ranked second.... (Read More)

 

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Letting Kids Be Kids - The Benefits of Roughhousing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It is an order that has passed through the lips of many a parent: "Quit that horsin' around!" However, a better option may be to loosen the reins a bit, according to one expert.... (Read More)

 

No Need for Parent/Child Power Struggle Over Messy Rooms

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - If getting your children to clean their rooms is a constant battle, take solace in knowing you are not alone. Parent educator Kelly Bartlett said it's a common struggle in families, and while parents should have expectations, they also need to realize kids' skills and priorities are much different....(Read More)

 

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A Return to the Norm: Breastfeeding Rates Rising

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With a vast array of known benefits from the age-old practice, the number of mothers who first turn to breastfeeding in this country is on the rise. The increase in breastfeeding isn't an anomaly, but a return to the norm, according to International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant Katherine Wilson-Thompson, although, she noted, too many mothers are still giving up too quickly....(Read More)

 

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Bed Sharing Safely: Not All Co-Sleeping is Created Equal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - When it comes to the potential risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome from a mother sharing her bed with her baby, there is a push to change the message from "just don't do it" to "here is how it's done most safely...." (Read More)

 

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Reassuring Children in the Aftermath of the Boston Bombings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In the aftermath of another deadly day in America with the bombings in Boston, parents are being reminded how such events can emotionally traumatize young children. According to psychologist Korenna Barto, the images and stories splashed everywhere can have a negative effect on a child's well-being, and that's why parents need to provide a safe haven and a secure base....(Read More)

 

U.S. Divorce Rate Continues Downward Trend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The divorce rate in the United States continues to fall, but a large percentage of couples still call it quits despite their vows of "for better or worse." The reasons can vary as much as the individuals involved, although experts say there are ways to safeguard a marriage, especially when children join the family. Babies and children can bring stresses ranging from a lack of sleep to extra expense and housework, said marriage counselor Patricia Mackie, so it is vital for two parents to be on the same page....(Read More)

 

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Children and Tragedy

Our hearts are with the families and community of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Many children, and adults, seek a safe haven in the midst of tragedy. See these resources for coping and talking with children about violence, safety, distress, death, grief, and fear.

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