18 results for 'Raising your Child'

State Releases 2016-2017 Testing Information

State Releases 2016-2017 Testing Information

As the start of a new school year approaches, we know you may have questions about assessments, particularly in this time of change. We are pleased to pass along some updates that we received from the Tennessee Department of Education today. Maximizing instructional time and reducing testing is a priority for our state, which we believe is […]

Leave Fireworks to the Pros

Leave Fireworks to the Pros

Consumer fireworks and sparklers are not allowed in Franklin Leave fireworks to the professionals, says Fire Marshal With the 4th of July less than a week away, the Franklin Fire Department is reminding residents that consumer fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in Franklin. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported […]

Young Photographers display work in the Vice President’s Residence

Young Photographers display work in the Vice President’s Residence

National Geographic Kids and Dr. Jill Biden, second lady of the United States, announced a new collaboration to celebrate young photographers by exhibiting their work at the Vice President’s Residence in Washington, D.C. The Bidens have always displayed rotating art in the Vice President’s Residence for guests to enjoy, and this new project will showcase […]

Santa Claus is coming to town

Santa Claus is coming to town

Columbia Monday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. “Sleigh Ride” Downtown Columbia at Public Square. 931-388-3647 or columbiamainstreet.com Fairview Saturday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. “Christmas Around the World” Starts at France Manufacturing on Highway 100 and ends at Fairview Ballpark. 615-799-9290 or fairviewchamber.org Franklin Saturday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. Starts at Boyd Mill Avenue […]

Ongoing Children’s Classes

Ongoing Children’s Classes

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of ongoing children’s classes at the Franklin Recreation Complex, located at 1120 Hillsboro Road.  For more information on activities at the Franklin Recreation Complex call (615) 790-5719, ext. 2010 or view the monthly newsletter at www.wcparksandrec.com.  You may also receive department information by “liking” us […]

Finding a Babysitter

Finding a Babysitter

Finding a babysitter can sometimes be challenging because each family has different needs. In order to find the right sitter you must evaluate the size of your family, your kids’ ages, family pets and the responsibilities the babysitter will have. A good strategy is to write down all the basics about your family including allergies […]

8 Times Your Pediatrician Wants You To Call

8 Times Your Pediatrician Wants You To Call

It’s not the super-high temp or the bloody head bonk that trips us up. The less obvious situations are the ones that leave us wondering: To call the doc or not? Kathryn Emery, M.D., an ER physician at the Children’s Hospital at the University of Colorado, Denver–and a mom–reveals when she’d pick up the phone. […]

Child Advocacy Center

Child Advocacy Center

Statistics Illustrate the Problem: 1 in 4 girls & 1 in 6 boys Will Be Victims of Sexual Abuse by the time they reach age 18. These are our children! The purpose of the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center is to combat child abuse by coordinating services to children and their families in crisis and […]

The Bottom Line of Raising Kids

The Bottom Line of Raising Kids

Any parent can tell you that raising a child is emotionally and intellectually draining. Despite their tales of professional sacrifice, financial hardship, and declines in marital satisfaction, many parents continue to insist that their children are an essential source of happiness and fulfillment in their lives. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal […]

Patricia Hart Society

Patricia Hart Society

One of the serious problems facing parents today is dealing with bullying of their children. Bullying can happen anywhere and have lasting effects on an individual’s self-esteem. To help Williamson County parents learn how to recognize the warning signs that their child is being bullied, or that their child might be bullying others, the Patricia […]

Money, Money, Money

Money, Money, Money

Do you remember when The Apprentice came out on NBC with theme song, For the Love of Money by the Ojays? The song started off saying, “Money, money, money, money, money.”

Hybrid SUVs

Hybrid SUVs

Car companies have caught on to the green craze and producing increasingly more vehicles that are environmentally friendly. While small hybrid sedans are the obvious option for environmentally friendly vehicles, they are often not practical to use as family cars. Many parents are not ready to trade-in their gas guzzling SUVs for more compact cars. […]

Sleeping Arrangements

Sleeping Arrangements

In the United States, as an individualistic culture, it is common for parents to gently push their children away. We physically push children away in strollers rather than tying them against the body in swaddling cloth. We send children to school at a young age and enroll them in various activities, sports and camps. As […]

Internet Safety

Internet Safety

The majority of parents did not grow up using the Internet so they have trouble setting boundaries for their children’s Internet usage. The Internet can be a wonderful educational resource for children and be a valuable tool for them to learn about. There are also many perils associated with the Internet. It is important for […]

Chores

Chores

While nannies, cleaning services, home chefs and home delivery laundry services are prevalent and needed, it is still possible to assign chores around your home in an effort to teach your child responsibility and ownership.  Chores can be broken down into two categories: personal living space and communal living space. With personal living space, you […]