Parenting Our Children

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

Smiling group of multiracial children, hugging.

Michele Borba, Ph.D. / June 12, 2018

As societal beliefs and customs are rapidly changing, our children’s sensitivity to others’ new normals may not be up to speed. Starting a discussion with your kids is a great way to open up the doors to learning, but you also have to practice what you teach.

Father and daughter reading together at home.


Elisa Chemayne Agostinho / June 12, 2018

Stack up some must-reads, set a daily reminder and get ready to flash your most dazzling smile – #Read30 is here!

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Beryl Meyer / May 04, 2018

Diversity’s a huge part of what makes this country so great and learning more about our neighbors can only make us stronger as a nation. Given the many different people and cultures that call Miami home, we’re in a particularly good place to do that!