• [ASK LINA] How many gifts should I give my kids during the holidays?

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  • [Video] 8 of the Hottest Toys for Tweens According to Chris Byrne’s, Author of “Toy Time”

  • [Video] 5 Prime Opportunities to Maximize Connection with Your Kids in the Holidays

  • Girl Super Hero Action Figures Gift Sets Inspire Imaginative Play

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[Giveaway] 7 Reasons Teens (and You!) Should Include Lemon in Your Skincare Routine

We have partners with Clean & Clear to bring for this article, but as always, our expressions are our own. *** Scroll Down For Giveaway *** The lemon, the fruit that in addition to highlight the flavor of some dishes and seasoning salads, can heal wounds and we can even occupy it as a beauty […]

Could Bedtime Math Have Positive Long-Term Effects on Children’s Math Performance?

According to Dr Sian Beilock, a cognitive scientist and the president of Barnard College, many Americans experience math anxiety – whether it’s calculating a tip on a dinner bill as your friends look on or doing math homework with your child. When parents are apprehensive about math, their children’s math achievement in school can suffer. A […]

Join Us in Our First-Ever LIVE Event, “Teens & Me,” on January 26th in Miami

Teen anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions that arise during adolescence, and parenting or mentoring teens requires a set of skills caregivers often find themselves missing or needing to improve. The team here at Los Tweens & Teens (http://www.lostweens.com), the bilingual e-magazine for the years after kindergarten and before college, often […]

[ASK LINA] How many gifts should I give my kids during the holidays?

Ask Lina is a special editorial series where we invite you to send us your parenting questions in the comments below and our teen & tween emotional expert, Lina Acosta Sandaal, gives you tips that will help you navigate these crucial “in-between years.” Originally Posted in StopParentingAlone.com If we think carefully, many gifts and traditions […]

“Off The Grid” Board Game was Developed by a 9-year-old Encourages Tweens to Play without Screens

Limiting screen time is linked with improved cognition in children, as reported in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. Furthermore, The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends increasing play time with their “Play Every Day” guidelines, stating that playing with parents and friends is crucial to childhood health and development. Alarmingly, electronic screens are causing irreversible eye […]

Code Ninjas Hosting Free Holiday Hack-A-Thons for Kids Ages 7-14

Code Ninjas teaches children ages 7-14 to code by building their own video games in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment. With a robust, nine-belt curriculum inspired by martial arts, Code Ninjas keeps kids engaged, while parents see their children gain life-changing STEM skills. We recommend: [Video] Exclusive Interview with “The People’s Engineer” Brianne C […]

[Video] New Partnership will Educate Teachers to Include Coding and Robotics Into the Classroom

Today, 42 percent of principals cite inadequate training as a barrier to expanding computer science offerings within their schools.  Coding and robotics provide an exciting opportunity for  educators to integrate hands-on, creative learning experiences into their classrooms. National nonprofit AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), developer of the college-readiness system now used by more than 6,400 schools across […]

[Video] 8 of the Hottest Toys for Tweens According to Chris Byrne’s, Author of “Toy Time”

Whether delivered in traditional toys or products driven by advanced technology, toys that keep kids and their imaginations at the center of the play experience. With increasing emphasis on value and play value, how do parents pick toys that will create outstanding play experiences for their kids? That’s one of the big questions heading into […]

[Video] 5 Prime Opportunities to Maximize Connection with Your Kids in the Holidays

The holiday season is supposed to be all about family time, but true bonding can be lost in the holiday shuffle—whether it’s the stress of seemingly endless holiday prep, constant interference from our mobile devices, or something else. We recommend: This New Summer Camp Offers Quality Time for Gransparents & Grandchildren in National Parks Here […]

This New Study Found that Fostering Gratitude Can Reduce Materialism in Teens

Make every day Thanksgiving. Fostering gratitude can actually reduce materialism and increase generosity in teens, according to new research study co-authored by Gies College of Business professor Aric Rindfleisch. The paper, “The Impact of Gratitude on Adolescent Materialism and Generosity,” has been published in The Journal of Positive Psychology and it shows that teens who were asked to keep a gratitude journal – […]

[Video] This Teen Serial Entrepreneur will Open New Pop-Up Library in West Palm Beach

An ambitious and hardworking twelve-year-old philanthropist and entrepreneur ,Taylor Moxey, transformed a $40 loan from her parents into an expanding empire. She has successfully built a cupcake company; written an inspirational best-selling book; and developed a line of motivational daily mantra cards. She also created the Taylor Moxey Foundation to empower young girls and boys like her to […]

This New Summer Camp Offers Quality Time for Grandparents & Grandchildren in National Parks

Being outdoors and engaging kids in learning about the natural world is a stimulating alternative to a smartphone screen. Many grandparents are eager to spend one-on-one time with their grandchildren and share fond memories of  experiences from their own childhoods or trips with their children years ago. We recommend: Veranos con los abuelos: Cómo las […]

Girl Super Hero Action Figures Gift Sets Inspire Imaginative Play

As the holidays approach, IAmElemental, the toy company that pioneered strong, healthy female action figures, has issued limited-edition gift sets of its award-winning superheroes.  The gift sets feature female action figures from the company’s Series 1/Courage (Bravery, Energy, Honesty, Industry, Enthusiasm, Persistence and Fear) and Series 2/Wisdom (Creativity, Ingenuity, Curiosity, Logic, Exploration, Mastery and Oblivion). Available […]