Parenting Our Children

Little girl playing soccer.


Jeanne Muchnick / August 07, 2018

Children suffering from sports-related injuries – and those due to other physically challenging activities, like dance – are more common than you might think.

Happy children running through a school hallway.

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Beryl Meyer / August 07, 2018

As summer break draws to a close, parents and kids across Miami-Dade are busy checking off boxes on their back-to-school lists. But often missing among the entries of notebooks, pencils, rulers and backpacks are all-important strategies for success.

Happy mutigenerational family enjoying a meal.


Beryl Meyer / July 06, 2018

It’s become a summer pastime for many families: gathering relatives near and far to barbecue or picnic, reconnect and catch up on each others’ lives. Together-time across generations is not only for sharing stories of growing up, but also for teaching your children the value of kin. 

Little boy looking through binoculars.


Beryl Meyer / July 06, 2018

Freckle, age spot or mole? Knowing the difference between these distinguishing marks can clue you into the warning signs of skin cancer. Brush up on the basics for the best preventive measures.

Little boy on the beach.


Beryl Meyer / July 06, 2018

It’s a sobering fact: Over 175,000 men and women will be diagnosed with a melanoma this year, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). And everyone is vulnerable, regardless of the color of their skin.

Happy little girl at a water park.


Beryl Meyer / July 06, 2018

A great family getaway is closer than you think – especially with the Miami area’s abundance of attractions. Here are just a few suggestions…

Father and young son blowing bubbles in the park.


Beryl Meyer / June 12, 2018

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. 

Drawing of a child’s hand reaching for an adult’s hand across a pink watercolor heart.

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Beryl Meyer / June 12, 2018

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