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Parenting

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Teach our children to be nice, kind and thoughtful to others

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Technology

Are VIDEOGAMES Really

Bad for Kids?

Nutrition

Alejandra Molina and her family

NATIONAL NUTRITIONAL MONTH. Get back to basics

MKM SUMMER CAMP GUIDE

sponsored by iSwim Academy

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Safety

PROTECT OUR CHILDREN

Against Road Rage

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Summer Camp Guide #1

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NICKLAUS CHILDREN’S Opens Pediatric Outpatient Facility in Pinecrest

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Community

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Special Education a PRESCHOOL THAT STRIVES to Make a difference

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In this issue we celebrate family, kids and love.

PUBLISHER - EDITOR Karla C. Richey

For me, and I’m sure for most of you, there is nothing more valuable in life than your family. I’m so grateful to have my lovely husband Scott and my two beautiful kids that make my life complete. I hope I am a good role model for my kids, as my parents were for me. They gave me their support, life values, and unconditional love. On our cover page, we have Alejandra Molina, Telemundo news anchor and her beautiful family sharing their love. She told Miami Kids Magazine “The birth of ours kids has made our love grow and be stronger”. Don’t miss the complete interview on page fourteen. In our online magazine online we have a great article titled “Heart Full of Love”. It is a real story about a young kid named Nico who born with a congenital heart disease. This article will inspire you to value life every day. March is National Nutrition Month and we have a great article to monitor what our kids are eating and get back to basics with nutrition. Summer is approaching faster than we think, and iSwim Academy is sponsoring Miami Kids Summer Camp Guide. In this issue you will see in Guide #1 some options to consider for your kids to attend camp. We have to be prepared and research out the best options for our little ones. I love all of the Miami Kids team, readers, and advertisers. Thanks again for your support!

Karla C. Richey

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR Enrique Chavez P.

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Diane Landsberg Maru Geist Nicklaus Children Hospital Juan Rivera University of Miami Communications Florida Department of Transportation

MARKETING AND SALES Karla C. Richey

PHOTOGRAPHY Enrique Tubio

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© 2018 Miami Kids, LLC. All rights reserved. Issue 202. Miami Kids™ Magazine is published bimonthly in the USA. Reproduction in whole or in partial without written permission is prohibited. Publisher is not responsible for claims and content of advertisements.


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By Diane Landsberg

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up your toys”. “Close the door”. “Hand that to me”. “Help your sister”. “I didn’t mean to do it”. “Where is the street?” Sound familiar? We all have used these expressions. These phrases are a small example of what a parent utters to or in front of their children or grandchildren every day. Now add some words and hear how different it sounds. “Please pick up your toys”. “Can you close the door? Thank you”. “Please hand that to me”. “I would appreciate if you could help your sister”. “I am sorry, I didn’t mean to do it. “Excuse me. I need to find a street, and would be grateful for directions”, sounds so much better when the “magic” words are used, right? Our children are watching as we go through our day of errands. They will witness you smiling and thanking the cashier at the grocery store and saying please to the bagboy when you request

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how you wish the bags to be packed. You will set the example of how they will treat others. If the use of the “magic words” is missing in your home, it is never too late to implement them. You can start a discussion at the dinner table about speaking kindly and how everyone is going to try to be more polite moving forward. You can request that everyone gently reminds one another when they forget. Then during future meals, ask them how it is going, examples of how they did and how it makes them feel. I must remind myself when my precious grandchildren are riding in the backseat of my car that they are listening. Traffic in Miami is always a challenge, and manners are critical. After a car failed to let me merge, I uttered “Thanks, &**$%#@”. A little voice asked from the backseat, “Why are you thanking the &**$%#@?”. Grandma is now in timeout. There is a saying “Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate”. Thank you!.

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THERE IS A SAYING “CHILDREN ARE GREAT IMITATORS. SO GIVE THEM SOMETHING GREAT TO IMITATE”


Opens Pediatric Outpatient Facility in Pinecrest

Nicklaus Children's Hospital

By Nicklaus Children Hospital

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icklaus Children’s Hospital has opened the Nicklaus C h i l d r e n ’s P i n e c r e s t Outpatient Center, located in Suniland Plaza Shopping Center, within the Village of Pinecrest. The center offers walk-in pediatric urgent care services seven days a week in an environment dedicated exclusively to kids. The center also features a Sports Health Center destination for young athletes, with offerings that include consultations with sports medicine physicians, performance training and injury prevention programs in the state-of-the-art gym, and rehabilitative therapy for recovering athletes.

sports athletes in order to reduce the risk of injury and improve performance. The Nicklaus Children’s Pinecrest Outpatient Center marks the 12th Nicklaus Children’s outpatient center with locations that span from northern Palm Beach to southern Miami-Dade counties. Additional outpatient center locations are planned to open in Hialeah and Homestead in 2018. For more details on hours of operation as well as a complete list of services and appointment scheduling information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/ pinecrest.

The Urgent Care Center offers personalized and prompt care for babies, children, teens and young adults through 21 years old for minor injuries and illnesses and is open seven days a week. On-site lab and X-ray as part of urgent care services is an added convenience when needed. The 2,200 sq. ft. Sports Health Center, located on the second floor of the facility, is dedicated to all young athletes, from dancers to competitive

Leaders from Nicklaus Children's Health System (NCHS) and the Village of Pinecrest celebrate the opening of the Nicklaus Children's Pinecrest Outpatient Center.

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s e m a g ?

Are video

Real ly Bad For Kids

By Juan Rivera

Over the course of the years, videogames have been part of a fast-rising industry. According to a 2017 annual report by the Entertainment Software Association, in 2016, the gaming industry contributed a total of $11.7 billion to the U.S. Gross Domestic Product. But what causes the industry to keep growing? Since they first came into existence, videogames have often been criticized for their “negative side-effects.” Research however, disproves these myths as playing videogames could be beneficial if they are played under control and within limits:

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NATI NAL NUTRITION MONTH

s c i s a B o T k c a B t Ge By Maru Geist

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id you know that food plays a major role in how you and your family will perform throughout the day and in life? It does! Whether you are training for a marathon, trying to lose weight, observing dietary regulations due to a health condition or just by preparing a solid breakfast in the morning, your food choices can have an impact in how your body will either feel alert and active or sluggish and even sleepy! Furthermore, if a proper nutrition is followed, you will not only add many years of life but also, quality in your life.

plan that adapts to what their bodies need. So how to get it going? As parents, we usually go to the grocery store with the best of the intentions but end up feeling overwhelmed. Shopping and preparing a healthy meal should not become a hassle for you. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the following elements should be present in every balanced diet: a) Lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, b) fruits and vegetables, c) whole grain, nuts and beans, d) milk and milk products. All of them, have the necessary vitamins, minerals and fiber that your body needs.

March is National Nutrition month so why don’t we look into the guidelines recommended by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics? Although there is not one perfect diet for all, everyone should have a nutritious

How many calories a child should take? An average toddler should have about 1,000 calories a day. School-age children should consume

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from 1,600 to 2,200 calories a day. As kids get closer to puberty, the number of calories needed will eventually increase. Ask your child’s pediatrician for advice on this matter considering your child’s physical composition, weight and shape. Moreover, when we think of food, we must compromise on a balanced concept of it as the fuel that keeps our bodies strong and active. Foods should never take the place of an emotional consolation or reward; foods should take the place of an important part of our self-respect and self-care. Having this clean perspective in mind, will help you determine only the best for you and your family.


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Alejandra

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“The birth of ours kids has made our love grow and be stronger”

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n this issue of Miami Kids magazine we had the oportunity to share a day with Alejandra Molina, her husband Lemay Sanchez and her kids Brandon and Liam. Alejandra Molina is a news anchor for Telemundo, a world-class media company, with Spanish-language content around the world . Her show is live Monday to Friday at 5:00 PM and recently added a newscast at noon. She worked for more than ten years in America TV as a news anchor as well as a journalist. She covered local and international news and her special report “En Directo desde Haití” for which she won an Emmy and was recogniced as part of the “Associated Press”. award for the outstanding work as a journalist. Since she was a student at FIU she has had a passion for investigation journalism and politics.

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Alejandra, tell us about your background

We know that you 4 Q. dedicate your time between

your family and your career. How do you manage your My husband Lemay and I were both time as a mother and as a born in La Habana, Cuba. We moved professional? to Miami when we were 12 and 13 A. It is very important to have the years old with our parents. Q.How did you meet Lemay? support of Leam. We are a team and we share responsibilities. We have A. We met in high school and since to find a balance to spend time with then we are one! We complement the kids and also continue with my career. each other. Q.Tell us about all the Q.Tell us about your kids and awards you won in your how you spend time together? career as a journalist A. Our two kids Brandon and Liam I won three Emmy’s and one were born in Miami. Brandon is 6 and A. award from the Associated Press. Liam 3 years old. We love to spend One Emmy was for the coverage of time as a family and play sports. the earthquake in Haiti and another Usually we go to the park with our one was for the best news anchor. The dog Sole, or to the movie theater. last one was for the coverage of the Our kids love to swim and they are slaughter at the Pulse club. attending swimming lessons after Q.What is the meaning of school. Brandon likes to eat pizza, love for you? chicken nuggets and cookies and Liam likes “Abuela Ana’s” meals. A. The birth of ours kids has been a blessing and made our love grow and Q.Your kids spend time with be stronger. For us is very important the grandparents? spend time together as a couple. We A. Yes, we are very grateful to have love each other and this is the best my parents and Lemay’s mother in way for the kids to grow learning town. They help us a lot while we what is real love between the parents work. Lemay has his own business and this is going to be an example for that demands a lot of his time. While their future relationships. I thank god I’m working, they pick them up from for all the blessings he gave us as a family. school and spend time with them.

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funded initiative that brings together sighted and visually impaired children in the same infant and Pre-K classrooms. “The goal here is for total immersion,” said Virginia Jacko, CEO of the MLHB and the powerhouse behind the school. “Blind people hang out with the blind and sighted people do not know how to interact with us.” And often people assume that blind people are cognitively challenged and cannot make their own decisions, said Jacko. Blind herself, Jacko wanted a more inclusive academic environment than the traditional one for the visually impaired, so she spearheaded the

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by University of Miami Communications effort, along with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and The Children’s Trust, to open the school, which is the only one of its kind in Florida and may be the only one in the nation. Jacko also sought out Rebecca Shearer, University of Miami associate professor in Psychology, who in a partnership with the school and with the help of five graduate UM students conducts research to evaluate the program. The research is the core of a four-year study that will rate how the children develop socially, physically and emotionally, as well as the parents’ wellbeing. To achieve that goal, classes are small (a 5:1 ratio) and are equipped with braille typewriters and braille markings on everything from colored blocks, books and each toy cabinet. The Learning Center currently has 40 students and can expand to accommodate up to 100 early learners. Read the full story at http://news.miami. edu/stories/2017/11/a-pre-schoolthat-strives-to-make-a-difference.html.


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CAMILLUS HOUSE’S 18TH ANNUAL “HOPE FOR ALL” GALA RAISES MORE THAN $1.7 MILLION FOR POOR AND HOMELESS FAMILIES IN GREATER MIAMI Camillus House celebrated its 18th Annual Hope for All Gala at the Hilton Miami Downtown, in December 2017. The sold-out event raised over $1.7 million to improve the lives of families who are poor and homeless in our community. Themed “Guayaberas and Good Times,” the Camillus gala featured an incredible dinner prepared by Executive Chef Didier Pouzier, dancing to the music of DJ Frankie Bravo, and a silent and live auction with fabulous wines, jewelry, travel, and lifestyle items. “It was a night to remember for Camillus House supporters whose commitment is critical to our ability to serve persons who are homeless in Miami,” said Hilda M. Fernandez, CEO of Camillus House. Hilda Fernandez, Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera

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Laura Barrett and musicians

Ana Milton, Miss Miami Stephanie Almeida, Karla Richey & Karen Diamond

Karla & Scott Richey

Adriana Resendez, Ed Joyce, Tzaicel Hernandez.

ON DECEMBER 1ST,

Fernando Verdugo & Karla Richey

Nelly Lusich, Karin Diamond & Chris Joyce

hosted a private Christmas cocktail party at Infiniti of Coral Gables to honor our team, advertisers, charitable directors and friends. Rebeca Paredes, Maria Lugo & Diane Landsberg

Nelly Lusich, Karla Richey, Tati & Jane Martins

Mara Almeida, Diane Landsberg, Karla Richey and Phil Seipp

Karla Richey, Lynette Lorenzen, Oona O'conell & Bibiana Murgado Sophia Yang, Fred Bauddour, Scott & Karla Richey

Anna Sobero & Hector Marquez

Ileana, Angel and Julianne Espinosa.

Guests toasted the evening with champagne and other drinks provided by Bacardi. They tasted delicious bites and enjoyed the voice of Laura Barrett along with other musicians in a beautiful Christmas setting decorated by Amazing Parties. Our special guest of honor was Juliette Espinosa, a girl with Rett syndrome who was featured in the DecemberJanuary issue. Karla Richey Miami Kids publisher, thanked our guests for their support and talked about our purpose as a magazine to integrate kids with special needs into society and also to launch our new audiovisual division "Miami Kids Video Magazine" which is going to revolutionize the concept of a magazine.


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Family, Kids & Love issue! Education, Health, Art, Sports, Activities for the family, and more.

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Family, Kids & Love issue! Education, Health, Art, Sports, Activities for the family, and more.

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