Parenting Our Children

Young guitar player auditioning for YTBD.

Gregory Reed

/ March 13, 2019

A collaborative initiative of The Children’s Trust and Actors’ Playhouse, Young Talent Big Dreams (YTBD) was created to inspire kids ages 8-17 to showcase their unique gifts and vie for a chance to win life-changing prizes like performing arts scholarships, masterclasses and performance opportuni

Trio of happy girls, arms raised in triumph.


Elisa Chemayne Agostinho / March 13, 2019

Claressa Shields Born Flint, Michigan, 1995

Happy little boy on a rainbow-striped floatie in a swimming pool.


Elisa Chemayne Agostinho / March 13, 2019

According to the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami (, unintentional injuries are the number one cause of death for children ages 1-12 in Miami-Dade County, many of which can occur in the home. The good news?

Bright red, orange and green sign reading Black History Month.


Elisa Chemayne Agostinho / February 08, 2019

Inspire your children – and yourself – with these amazing stories of greatness.

Little boy holding his hand over his mouth.


Malia Jacobson / February 08, 2019

Keeping kids’ smiles healthy takes more than brushing twice daily and regular dental checkups (which should begin around 18 months).

Smiling young boy.


Malia Jacobson / February 08, 2019

If your child is sporting a cavity or two, they’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, far surpassing other ailments.

Young girl holding up a paper valentine heart.


Denise Yearian / February 08, 2019

The age of romantic awareness varies tremendously from one child to another. For some, feelings of attraction start in late elementary school; for others, it’s not until high school.

Teen girl happily reading a book.

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Elisa Chemayne Agostinho / January 03, 2019

Explore the world, make new friends and discover something about yourself you never, ever expected. The power to do all of these things and more can be found in the extraordinary magic of books, and you can share that awesome potential with your children each and every day.