June  2018
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Get Reading and Go Viral With The Children's Trust!
Literacy and lifelong success are about to get a boost with #Read30
Written by Elisa Chemayne Agostinho

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

A brand-new viral initiative being launched by The Children's Trust this month, #Read30 is the latest spoke in the organization's early learning and literacy umbrella.

"Reading at or above grade level by the third grade is critical to a child's lifelong success - both at school and in career - so we've committed a lot of time and resources toward making sure that every child in Miami-Dade can meet that milestone," says Trust President and CEO James R. Haj. "Now, as a complement to our Read to Learn campaign, Book Club and Books for Free, we've created #Read30 to further support those efforts."
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10 Ways to Raise a Tolerant Child
Empathy and understanding are taught
Written by Michele Borba, Ph.D., author of Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World.

This Mother's Day, millions of moms can expect handwritten cards, proudly presented bouquets and maybe even breakfast in bed - but being a mom isn't always hearts and flowers. There are times when you just don't know what decisions to make as a mother, especially when it comes to the long-term best interests of your child. Add to that dilemma the different phases of development and you've got the perfect formula for angst-filled days and sleepless nights. The good news: You can take a tip - or two or three! - from those that have already been there and made it to the other side .   Read More
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Preach & Teach Love
Written by Beryl Meyer

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).

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The Importance of Fathers
Papa time is prime time!
Written by Beryl Meyer

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.

Research shows that children whose fathers are genuinely involved in their lives do better in school, demonstrate sound psychological well-being, lower levels of delinquency and ultimately attain higher levels of education and economic self-sufficiency. And experts say it's easy to ensure your interactions are packing the greatest punch.
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