Every time a father – or father figure – shows what it means to be present in his children’s lives by role-modeling patience, compassion, listening skills and attunement to their needs, he’s shaping them into people with integrity who can positively impact the world.
Parenting Our Children
Encourage compassion, empathy and acceptance with these shareworthy tales, recommended by Liz Pearson, branch manager of the West Kendall Regional Library in Miami, part of the Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS):
Preschool and Early Elementary
As societal beliefs and customs are rapidly changing, our children’s sensitivity to others’ new normals may not be up to speed. Starting a discussion with your kids is a great way to open up the doors to learning, but you also have to practice what you teach.
Stack up some must-reads, set a daily reminder and get ready to flash your most dazzling smile – #Read30 is here!
Diversity’s a huge part of what makes this country so great and learning more about our neighbors can only make us stronger as a nation. Given the many different people and cultures that call Miami home, we’re in a particularly good place to do that!
Issues around discipline, socializing, sibling rivalry and decision-making – what would Michelle Obama or Salma Hayek do? We look to women who’ve raised their children in and out of the spotlight for the parenting lessons they’ve learned help keep it all together!
This Mother’s Day, millions of moms can expect handwritten cards, proudly presented bouquets and maybe even breakfast in bed – but being a mom isn’t always hearts and flowers.
With school ending in just weeks, the question looms: How will you keep your children busy? Camp could be the perfect solution if you find one that suits your family’s needs.