Family

Christmas Near the Beach Will Attempt Caroling World Record

Having celebrated the wonder of Christmas for past 10 years in Hollywood, Christmas Near The Beach this year hopes to attain the Guinness Book of World Records title for “Most People Caroling.” Deena McDaniel, co-founder and producer of Christmas Near The Beach, said, “I wanted to do something unusual to celebrate the 10th year... -Read More


Dr. Ben Carson Encourages a Renewal of Faith and Family

  Dr. Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who ran for president of the United States, visited Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale in October to address the challenging topic of racial reconciliation. In introducing the topic, Calvary Chapel Pastor Doug Sauder asserted that the more diverse a church is the stronger the unity is. He described... -Read More


Study Finds Strong Families Contribute to High School Graduation Rates

“The number of families headed by married couples is a more powerful predictor of high school graduation and school suspension rates in Florida than are factors such as income, race and ethnicity,” according to “Strong Families, Successful Schools,” a new study released in September by the Institute for Family Studies. “Accordingly, policymakers, educators and... -Read More


Teachable Moments

If you are a parent, chances are that you have learned to pick your battles with your child. But knowing exactly when to let something slide and when to address an issue immediately is not always easy. Samantha James, a kindergarten teacher at Palm Beach Christian Academy in West Palm Beach and mother of... -Read More


Overcoming the Challenges of Step Parenting

  Being a step-parent is very sacrificial and requires a thick skin to roll with the punches that come with the role. I always tell my friends who are dating a person with kids that step parenting can be extra hard work. Marriage is hard enough alone, so imagine adding kids, exes and brokenness... -Read More


Take a Break for Fall Colors

One of the things people who have moved from a northern area to South Florida may miss is the obvious change in seasons, as evidenced by brightly colored fall foliage. Whether a vacation is specifically timed for a fall view or takes advantage of the public school’s fall break schedule, fall foliage is not... -Read More


Connecting with Smartphone Obsessed Kids

75,400,000 — That’s quite a significant number. It represents the total population of millennials — those people born between 1983 and 2000s — dubbed “the smartphone generation.” The largest generation in the United States, this population is certainly different from any other, as they are digital natives. They witnessed the explosive growth of the... -Read More


Back to School Tips from a Teacher

The first day of school is fast approaching, and for most kids this day is full of excitement and new everything. For first timers though, (like kindergarteners or kids attending a completely new school) the first day of school can be more stressful than thrilling. But what about us parents? We also get nervous... -Read More