Raising Tweens

[VIDEO] “The Fuel Up! Innovation Challenge” Awarded $40,000 in Grants to 40 High Schoolers

The Fuel Up! Innovation Challenge event builds upon GENYOUth’s AdVenture Capital model.  AdVenture Capital is a social entrepreneurship program for students 13-17 that inspires, empowers and funds youth-led initiatives to drive new and innovative ways for improving the wellness environments in their schools. High School students from 46 states were provided the unique opportunity to participate in […]

Girl Scouts Introduces 30 New Badges Now to Power Girl Leadership

The unique Girl Scout environment provides fun, exciting, and essential experiences that carry into girls’ future careers and life success; the KPMG Women’s Leadership Study of more than 3,000 professional and college women shows that early exposure to leadership has a significant impact on a woman’s perceptions of her ability to lead. Additionally, 76 percent of women […]

[VIDEO] Visiting the Mountains of North Carolina: Family Roadtrip Ideas & Safety Tips

The Mentor4Teens Series is presented as part of Los Tweens & Teens’ partnership with Ford. All opinions are our own. Los Tweens & Teens founder, Cristy, and her teen daughters, The Sophlivia Twins, went LIVE on Facebook LIVE to show us the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, which they drive to from Miami a few […]

[VIDEO] Review: “Pandora: The World of Avatar” Attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Located within Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, Pandora – The World of Avatar provides eco-tourists the opportunity to join Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) for the transformational experience of a lifetime—filled with unforgettable expeditions, floating mountains, a bioluminescent forest, winged mountain banshees and more. In partnership with ACE, visitors of every age will have the chance to explore […]

[ASK LINA] 3 Keys to a Fun and Safe Summer with Teens & Tweens at Home

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 Children and parents alike look forward to the lazy […]

[VIDEO] Two-Minute Games for Kids to Play While Brush Their Teeth? There’s an APP for that!

Getting kids excited about brushing their teeth can be a challenge for parents. To make brushing a more positive experience and to teach kids proper oral care habits, Dixie®, a Georgia-Pacific brand, has unveiled a new line of cup designs with interactive games that incorporate mobile technology to make brushing fun and exciting. The cups […]

Did you Know Swimming Helps Develop Math Skills in Children?

In honor of National Water Safety Month, a national survey commissioned by Swimways Corp., a leading pool and outdoor recreational products manufacturer, revealed that more than 4 out of 5 parents understand that learning to swim by age 5 increases a child’s self-confidence. However, 88% of parents were unaware that learning to swim before age 5 […]

Empowering Kids to Help Kids with through the “UNICEF Kid Power program”

Some of the challenges of the 21st century demand solutions from a new generation of problem-solvers. Children can join forces to bring tangible change to the world around them, including helping to solve worldwide ailments like malnourishment. In celebration of Kid Power Month in May, UNICEF USA is encouraging children and families around the country to get […]

The 2018 Scholastic Summer Reading Online Challenge is Open for Tweens & Teens!

According to research from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition, 80% of children ages 6–17 agree that summer reading will help them during the school year, yet, depending on age, as many as one in five kids do not read any books at all over the summer. To encourage kids to stay motivated […]

[Video] Watch the Trailer of Marvel Studios “Avengers: Infinity Wars”

From Marvel Studios comes the eagerly anticipated “Avengers: Infinity War,” the third installment in the “Avengers” franchise and 19th Marvel Studios film to date. The release also marks the 10-year anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which began with the release of “Iron Man” in 2008. We recommend: [Shopping] 10 of the Coolest Superhero Tops […]

[Video] Frika Kahlo and Amelia Earhart are Among the 17 Global Role Models Honored by Barbie

According to a online study conducted by Mattel to 8000 mothers of girls 0-10, 81 percent* of moms globally worried about the type of role models their daughters are exposed to. Barbie decided to do something about this and ignited a conversation around the importance of positive role models. Sparking a global conversation leading up to […]

These 8 Sensory Tools Help Kids with Autism Manage Stress Better

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a complex set of neurological disorders that severely impair social, communicative and cognitive functions. Many parents of children newly diagnosed with autism aren’t aware of the many tools that can help them and their child manage the stress in everyday activities that the disorder can create. In advance of Autism […]

How to Reduce Bullying and Increase Kindness, According to Tweens

Nearly two-thirds (62%) of 9- to 11-year olds say they have been bullied at least “once or twice” and children who say they prioritize “caring about others” are far less likely to bully and more likely to reach out to other kids in kindness, according to a major national survey commissioned by Cartoon Network. The […]

[VIDEO] These are the Top 6 Trends Seen at the 2017 New York Toy Fair

Kids’ obsession with “unboxing” and collecting toys, a revival of nostalgic brands, and toys that teach children to be better global citizens are just a few of 2018’s biggest toy trends announced today by The Toy Association at its 115th North American International Toy Fair. The Toy Association’s team of trend experts predicts that 2018 will see […]