Dealing with a fussy baby? Hang in there.

You think you know. You think you know how much a baby cries. You think you know, but until it’s 3 AM, it’s the third time you’ve been woken since putting her down to sleep at 9, and she’s been crying for forty-five solid minutes, you really don’t know. It’s frustrating, it’s stressful, and frankly, it makes you want to pull your hair out. So what do you do?

Children Aren't Born Resilient, We Build It.

Resilience is defined as the ability to thrive, adapt and cope despite tough and stressful times.  It’s a natural counterweight to negative events children experience commonly called adverse childhood experiences.  The more a child learns to be resilient, the more likely they are to deal with negative experiences in a healthy way that won’t have unfavorable outcomes over their lifetime.  

The Power of a Parent's Voice

February is National Parent Leadership Month, and throughout the month, Parent Partnership TN is recognizing parents across Tennessee who are the “Unsung Heroes” in their communities. These parents exhibit resilience, persistence, empathy, and support for their children and for other parents. The Unsung Heroes are shining examples of what it means to be parent leaders, no matter what role they take on, formal or informal. When parents use their voices to effect change, communities become stronger, families become more connected, and children’s lives are positively impacted.