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As another school year continues, any struggles that children might face often become more evident in a classroom setting. Students juggle the common challenges of learning, growing up and just fitting in among peers, but they may also experience additional stressors such as dealing with fam…

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The youth and young adult years often represent the prime of life – a time filled with fun and new experiences. But they can also be marked by challenges or stress in school, with friends and at home. 

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Folks in Middle Tennessee have endured highs in the 90s and the heat index over 100 for so many days recently that I would imagine you are ready for a pattern change and that is exactly the news I bring.

As suicide and attempted suicide continue to dominate discussions and topics related to the health care of young people, the demographic’s reliance and use of social media gets much of the blame.

It looks like we are going to have a hot week in Middle Tennessee with high temperatures in the 90s and the nights in the low 70s.

After the lovely Labor Day weekend, there will be a slight chance of an afternoon thundershower by the middle of the week because of the heat and increasing humidity.  

I  bring some good news - after a cold front brings a lot of rain to Tennessee early in the week, we have some fantastic weather coming from Thursday through Saturday with sunshine, lower humidity and cooler nights.

The jar of colored pencils delights my eyes. I keep them where I can see them because they serve as a reminder of how people come in as many colors as the pencils or crayons do. The first time I heard Harry Chapin sing about the little boy whose teacher shamed him for not coloring flowers re…