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Success B al an ce
I f you want to give your PK2 to 8th Grade
children with the keys to a successful
future, consider enrolling them in
Brickell’s First Presbyterian International
Christian School. “Our goal is to provide
students the necessary tools to become
independent, multi-lingual individuals
with high self-esteem,” says Principal
Ines Lozano. To further complement the
cooperative learning and creativity-based
curriculum, the school has developed an
organic lunch program, daily physical
education and weekly Capoeira classes.
The school is accredited by the prestigious
American Accreditation National
Independent Private Schools Association
and the Italian Government and has earned
honors from the Miami Reading Council.
Interested parents should attend the Nov.
18 Open House. For more information, call
305.365.6070 or visit Kbics.com.
If you’ve ever met someone who was educated using
Montessori techniques, you’ve undoubtedly noticed there’s
something special about their above-average ability to
reason and find quick solutions to complex problems.
Enter The Village Montessori Day School. “The Montessori
environment begins with the premise that a young
person’s natural curiosity is the driving force behind
learning and motivates their activity,” says Headmistress
Joan Rodriguez Malone. “This self-directed formula has
produced the best preparatory results for decades.” To
take your child’s potential to the next level, stop by The
Village Montessori Day School at 1414 SW 22nd St. in
Coral Gables or visit MontessoriSchoolMiami.com.
Q: I didn’t realize how difficult it was
to be a professional, a husband and a
father all at the same time. My wife
of eight years, the mother of our three children
(ages 1, 3 and 5) doesn’t understand I can’t come
home before 8 p.m. every night for dinner. My
job requires that I be there for my clients at
all times. So how could I be successful, have a
perfect marriage and spend quality time with
A: In order to have a successful career
and a happy family life, you must give
each one the attention they deserve.
Rearrange your work so that you can come home
while your children are awake and finish what
you have pending after they go to sleep. Your
support and admiration of how well your wife
is taking care of the home and children will
make her feel appreciated. Instead of getting
upset with you for coming home late she will
wait patiently and be more understanding. And
always remember: Nothing can be perfect. If
you think it can, you’re setting yourself up for a
Lisette N. Beraja of Beraja
Counseling Center is a Licensed
Marriage and Family Therapist with
more than a decade of experience
working with families. If you have a
question you’d like answered in a
future edition of Brickell Magazine,
email it to Editor@BrickellMag.com
or Lisette@Beraja. com. Due to high volume, we will not
be able to respond to all submissions. All names will be
withheld to ensure the privacy of our readers.
Working Mom Tips
Here are some mom-tested
tips to get through your
9 to 5 while still making
sure your children have a
mommy they can count on.
26 brickell magazine
#1 Follow the same routines every
day so your kids know exactly what
to expect. Always try to schedule
in some quality time with them
before and after work.
#2 Treat time with your kids like a
business appointment. Letting the
little ones down is the worst mistake
you can make. They will never forget
if mom breaks a promise.
#3 Don’t ever give priority to your career over
your family. Work-a-holics tend to bring
in the stresses of the office home which is
never good on the offspring. Family always