Parenting Our Children

A group of friends smile in a circle.

Monkey Business/

/ July 16, 2019

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.

Michael Pettigrew/

/ July 16, 2019

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:

A boy and his mother enjoy activities aboard a Brightline train.

Photo courtesy of Brightline.

Elisa Chemayne Agostinho / July 16, 2019

Take a mini “vacay” with day trips and excursions that won’t break the bank! 

Parents playing video game with their daughter.


/ July 16, 2019

By now, unless you’re a total Fortnite noob, nub, or newbie (as newcomers to the wildly-popular video game are called by gamers), most parents know about the first-person shooter game that takes up so much of our children’s collective attention.

Smiling dad holding up daughter


/ June 11, 2019

What makes a good father?

He shows you how to show love; he uses kind words, he shows compassion, he shows you how to be thankful and happy. He tells the truth and shows you how to help each other.
Isaiah, 9

Charred Summer Salad

Courtesy Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day.

/ June 11, 2019

This spicy summer salad is topped with popcorn for a crunch like croutons.


Happy dad and sons outdoors.

Andy Dean/

/ June 11, 2019

A father’s involvement can go a long way toward contributing to a child's social and academic development.

Mom applying sunscreen on young daughter.

Ermolaev Alexandr/

/ June 11, 2019

Sunny days are an almost year-round thing in South Florida, but the summer months bring more time spent outdoors – and a greater risk of exposing children to harmful rays. Here’s how to minimize the danger: