It’s called the “summer slide” — the tendency for students, especially those from low-income families who struggle with reading, to lose over the long summer months some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. Students lose up to 30% of their school-year learning over the summer,[...]
It’s summertime in South Florida, and that means many families will be vacationing, potentially on or near the water. And if you have young kids and will be heading out to do water activities, you’ll need to know about life jackets. Making sure kids are wearing the right life jacket[...]
There’s a lot of research and knowledge that confirm this fact: fathers have a tremendous impact on their children’s well-being. According to Psychology Today: Even from birth, children who have an involved father are more likely to be emotionally secure, be confident to explore their surroundings, and, as they grow older,[...]
Summer time and warmer weather means an increased use of outdoor grills – and, unfortunately, more grill-caused injuries and fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, each year an average of 8,900 home fires are caused by grilling, and close to half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal[...]
In our nation, teenage moms are becoming increasingly rare. Thank goodness! In 2016, the teen birth rate dropped 9% compared to the previous year. In fact, it’s down 67% since 1991, as part of a long-term trend of teens having fewer and fewer babies. Research suggests these reductions are due[...]
We know water is everywhere, especially in South Florida. Let’s focus on everything you need to know about water in your home. Whether you’re bathing your baby in the sink or splashing around with your toddler in the bathtub, water is great fun for kids. But it’s also a place[...]
Every child has a right to a safe childhood free of violence. This month (April) is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. So BRIDGES is dedicating a lot of time to start the conversation in our communities about how we can keep our children safe. We turned to the website[...]
Have you ever texted a friend while walking down a sidewalk and thought “what’s the worst that could happen?” The truth is, a lot can happen.
As parents, we know it’s vital for our kids to eat healthy. After all, eating plenty of fruits and veggies is known to reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers.
Fuel-powered devices can provide wonderful benefits to families when used properly. But they also underscore an important necessity in the home: the need for a carbon monoxide alarm.