Parenting Our Children

Young Talent Big Dreams is coming Saturday, September 26.


The Voice, America’s Got Talent, American Idol and other nationally broadcast talent competitions have been popular for years as a way to look and see what the country can produce in terms of future stars. But what about in Miami-Dade?

A Hispanic teenager engages in remote learning.


For all children who attend Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), classes start remotely on Monday morning, August 31. So what will the school day look like initially?

African-American father and mother tickle daughter at home.


Sure, we’d love to see our children excited about their return to remote learning, but the reality is the prospect of sitting through a regular-length school day from the comfort of their own room or living room can be daunting.

A father helps his son with his virtual studies.


When the coronavirus pandemic first hit in March, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) and parents did their best to get kids in front of computers and learning.

A young boy does schoolwork from home.

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Just as they finished the last school year, Miami-Dade public school students will start the upcoming school year with online classes only on August 31.

A multiracial family enjoys time together during quarantine.


While the country’s collective conscious has been focused on staying safe and healthy by keeping away from COVID-19 for at least the last four months, the longer the pandemic lasts, the more we realize that surviving it in the best way possible involves much more than avoiding the virus.

A pediatrician is about to give a vaccine shot to an African American girl.


The world is waiting for COVID-19 vaccine to rescue it and return it to a recognizable version of its former self. Whether that ever happens, and when, has yet to be seen.

A Hispanic boy looks despondent during the coronavirus pandemic.


Four months and counting and the toll on our mental well-being that the coronavirus pandemic has inflicted is substantial.