Parenting Our Children

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: 

Mother and daughter laying on the grass.


/ May 10, 2019

What do mothers do to make children happy?

My mother makes me happy when we go to the Miami Seaquarium. I see fish and sharks!
- Emillano, 6

They take you out when you’re bored and help you with stuff you don’t know.
- Tangie, 10

Happy couple with a baby.

Monkey Business/

/ May 10, 2019

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month, a reminder to consider the 443,000 children in foster care across the country – about 3,500 of them in the Miami-Dade area – that need a safe and nurturing harbor. 

Happy family playing games.


/ May 10, 2019

The school year will be winding down soon, but that doesn’t mean learning should stop. In fact, keeping your child’s brain engaged during the summer months is critical, not only to the health of their rapidly developing brains, but also to their ability to use them.

Happy girl and boy wearing life jackets on a boat.


/ May 10, 2019

Summer’s just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about where your kids will be spending their break. But with hundreds of options to choose from in Miami-Dade County – many of them funded by The Children’s Trust – how do you find the one that’s right for your family?