September 2017
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The Children's Trust 11th Annual Family Expo
The must-not-miss event is back!

Take a selfie with Maisy the mouse, create your own clouds or kick around a soccer ball with the Miami FC: You and your kids can do all of these things and more - much, much more! The Children's Trust Family Expo, happening on Saturday, September 9.

Now in its 11th year, the Expo is held at the site of the Miami-Dade County Fair, where 15,000-20,000 moms, dads, caregivers and kids pass through annually to take advantage of what's on tap: all-day activities that engage and inspire children, as well as hundreds of academic, enrichment and health resources that families can connect with to enhance their lives, all in one exuberantly presented place.  Read More
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Is Your Child an Introvert?
Don't worry - it's a good thing!
Written by Beryl Meyer

Why are some kids social butterflies while others are as quiet as church mice? How your child interacts with others is not a direct result of environment or experiences, as some might assume. Rather, "temperament, like eye color or physical build, is hardwired," says educational psychologist Christine Fonseca, author of Quiet Kids: Help Your Introverted Child Succeed in an Extroverted World .   Read More
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It's Always the Quiet Ones... Famous Introverts in History

The recipient of the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics who developed the theory of relativity. A civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat on the bus and became the mother of the Freedom Movement. The astronomer who discovered the law of gravity. What did Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks and Sir Isaac Newton have in common? They were all introverts!

Throughout time, introverts have helped shape history and humankind in myriad ways. Nonviolent leader Mahatma Gandhi, another individual reserved in demeanor and protective of his privacy, two telling traits of introverts, once said, "In a gentle way, you can shake the world."  Read More
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Give Your Kids a Success-Boosting Edge with the Arts
Encouraging your child's creative side can lead to lifelong benefits!

When it comes to life skills and academics, fostering an interest in the arts could be the key to piloting your child toward excellence. That's because children and teens given the opportunity to express themselves through performing - such as dance, drama or playing a musical instrument - or by pursuing an interest in various artistic media, such as drawing or painting, simply do better at school and at life.

Study after study has shown that children who explore and participate in creative and artistic outlets perform better at reading, writing and math; develop self-confidence and self-esteem; boost self-reliance; and increase empathy and compassion . Read More
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