Parenting Our Children

A bored little boy rests his head on his arms


What makes something boring?

When something limits communication, movement and hands-on activities.
Kyle, 9

Something that is repetitive, that you do over and over without any change. 
William, 6

What makes you the most bored?

Mother and son shop discounted books.

Felix Becerra

Miami’s largest gathering of family-friendly resources is a must-not-miss as providers, parents and, of course, kids, gather at the Miami-Dade County Fair from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, September 7. The 2019 The Children’s Trust Family Expo is free and open to all families in Miami-Dade.

A mother reviews an app on her phone with her children.


Keeping an eye on your kids’ social media and online presence and helping them navigate safely is as important as teaching them to look left-right-left before crossing the street. Here are 5 apps to help you do just that. 

A mother and daughter prepare school lunch together.

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The alarm clock rings and it's time to get ready for school. Pop quiz. What do you have prepared for breakfast? How about lunch? You scramble (some eggs?) to get things in order: a sandwich, some veggies and fruits, throw in some cookies; or maybe, a pre-packaged combination of all of the above.

A father and his two kids stress out over homework.


School supplies are stuffed into backpacks, lunches are brown-bagged and the first day’s outfit is laid out. You and your kids feel ready for the school year. But are you really?

Sun shines on little girl in car seat.

Qiteng T/

Three more children died as a result of being left in hot cars at the end of July, including a 2-year old left in a van outside a child care facility in Broward County.

A group of friends smile in a circle.

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How are friends different than anyone else?

Friends are not related to you but treat you like family. They are my family when I’m in school. 
Devon, 8

They kind of talk to you when nobody else wants to play with you. 
Milo, 9

Little girl cools off by drinking from sprinkler.

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South Florida summers positively sizzle, and with children spending more time outdoors during the lazy, hazy days of the season, it’s important to remember to keep them protected from the heat. So, before they head out, make sure to: