Parenting Our Children

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?

Trio of happy girls, arms raised in triumph.


Elisa Chemayne Agostinho / March 13, 2019

Claressa Shields Born Flint, Michigan, 1995

Happy little boy on a rainbow-striped floatie in a swimming pool.


Elisa Chemayne Agostinho / March 13, 2019

According to the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami (, unintentional injuries are the number one cause of death for children ages 1-12 in Miami-Dade County, many of which can occur in the home. The good news?

Bright red, orange and green sign reading Black History Month.


Elisa Chemayne Agostinho / February 08, 2019

Inspire your children – and yourself – with these amazing stories of greatness.

Little boy holding his hand over his mouth.


Malia Jacobson / February 08, 2019

Keeping kids’ smiles healthy takes more than brushing twice daily and regular dental checkups (which should begin around 18 months).