Parenting Our Children

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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.

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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?

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Claressa Shields Born Flint, Michigan, 1995

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

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According to the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Miami (www.injuryfree.org), 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?

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

Little boy holding his hand over his mouth.

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

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If your child is sporting a cavity or two, they’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, far surpassing other ailments.

Young girl holding up a paper valentine heart.

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The age of romantic awareness varies tremendously from one child to another. For some, feelings of attraction start in late elementary school; for others, it’s not until high school.