Parenting Our Children

2020 was the year we relearned to cherish our children.


Setting up a home work station next to one’s second grader after her Word document vanished. Biking down Old Cutler Trail with the kids after soccer practice went virtual. Playing remote family trivia with relatives in Maine after banishment of playdates.

Will COVID-19 vaccines be ready for next school year?

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The end of 2020 came with the best possible news – development, approval and start of vaccinations against COVID-19. And while the county starts implementing a plan for widespread vaccinations, that plan – so far – does not include children, at least on a large scale.

A family celebrates Thanksgiving by virtually visiting relatives.


Thanksgiving is upon us and we are all eager to celebrate with family and friends what has been a very trying year, to say the least.

A young boy waves an American flag with a mask on.

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The impacts of the 2016 Presidential Election on our children were worrying, according to a study by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Young girls celebrate Halloween in a safe way inside the home during Halloween.

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Way back in April, many of us got the first taste of what a holiday (Easter, Passover or Ramadan) would look like during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kids start the process of returning to in-person schooling.


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced earlier this month that Miami-Dade County had moved into Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan, effectively clearing the way for a path to bring students back to in-person schooling.

Young Talent Big Dreams is coming Saturday, September 26.


The Voice, America’s Got Talent, American Idol and other nationally broadcast talent competitions have been popular for years as a way to look and see what the country can produce in terms of future stars. But what about in Miami-Dade?

A Hispanic teenager engages in remote learning.


For all children who attend Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), classes start remotely on Monday morning, August 31. So what will the school day look like initially?