Parenting Our Children

Responsible parents should be in charge of fireworks, even sparklers.


This Fourth of July will be the first time in many years, maybe ever, where many of us don’t congregate together to watch a firework display at the park, beach or another crowded venue. That could mean parents and children are even more inclined to do their own fireworks show.

Parents come down on daughter.

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We all want the best for our kids, but many of us (and you know who you are) have strayed into intensive parenting territory, directing and monitoring their kid’s every move.

A mom and daughter practice yoga.


So much for the new normal! It looks like we are going back to the abnormal with spiking COVID-19 cases in Florida, and Miami-Dade in particular, putting reopenings on hold or even back some. That means a return to home stays – did we ever leave?

Mother and daughter look outside during the pandemic.


It’s hard to imagine anyone who hasn’t faced some significant change of life during the coronavirus pandemic, especially parents.

Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn


With a backdrop of consistent daily protests and demonstrations across the country, The Children’s Trust held a special meeting bringing together board members and staff to talk about the painful and damaging effects of racism and social inequity on children and what role The Trust can play in ma

Different races protest together.

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The most volatile year of our lives, just got even more flammable.

There are plenty of choices available in the Summer Internship Program.


Families in Miami-Dade County who struggled through the first three months of the coronavirus pandemic – through the school and business closures, stimulus and small business loan delays, and general claustrophobia of being stuck at home – with few, if any, options to get out the real world, now

Two sisters collect toilet paper from store during coronavirus pandemic.


It’s the only thing anybody is really talking about these days. When should the country reopen? And by extension, when does my state, county, city and neighborhood reopen? But while all those questions are legitimate and often controversial, for parents the real question is more granular.