May  2018
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Make Your Child a Happy Camper
Keep kids engaged all summer long!

With school ending in just weeks, the question looms: How will you keep your children busy? Camp could be the perfect solution if you find one that suits your family's needs. In Miami-Dade County, many are funded by The Children's Trust, with the growth of your kids (and an eye on your budget) solidly in mind. To help narrow your search, here's what the experts say you should look for...   Read More

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Survival Tips for Moms
Thrive at each stage of parenthood!
Written by Heidi Smith Luedtke, Ph.D.

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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Famous Moms' Smart Advice
Written by Beryl Meyer
 


Issues around discipline, socializing, sibling rivalry and decision-making - what would Michelle Obama or Salma Hayek do? We look to women who've raised their children in and out of the spotlight for the parenting lessons they've learned help keep it all together!

"Now it's so easy to just entertain [children] with a screen, and you don't have to go through the complaining for an hour about dragging them places. Drag them and make them a part of your life. It's about the human connection, and the things they can learn from participating in life. Otherwise, isolation starts to happen." - Salma Hayek Read More

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Celebrate Diversity: Haitian Heritage Month
A storied country, a proud people, a rich history
Written by Beryl Meyer

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!

Nurture Their Interest in Others
Children are naturally curious about the things that make them different, from the texture of their hair and their taste in music to the way they speak and the ethnic foods they eat. How fortunate then, to be living in the global microcosm that is Miami, where children have countless opportunities to learn from and embrace their culturally diverse friends.
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