Raising Tweens

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 […]

[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 […]

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 […]

Study Find Gen Z Boys Prefer Non-Traditional vs Traditional Sports

The cultural tenets specific to Gen Z have led to disruption within numerous industries, and sports is not immune. Broadly, Gen Z values creativity, innovation, skill, and hard work; its members are open minded and progressive. According to the new data published today Whistle Sports, this trend manifests as an extremely inclusive view of what […]

inherQuests Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Financial Game Boxes for Girls

inherQuests, a New York-based start-up company founded by Dina Shoman, launched its Kickstarter campaign Wednesday, October 10, 2018. By reaching its funding goal of $20,000 on Kickstarter, inherQuests will produce the first six boxes in its Financial Fun Box series and continue designing the remaining boxes. inherQuests’ Financial Fun Box aims to help parents tackle difficult conversations about money to […]

[Video] Safe Kids Worldwide and Chevrolet Launch Award-Winning Teen Driver Safety Video

Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for American teens and are most often the result of inexperienced teen drivers taking risks like not buckling up, texting, driving with teen passengers, speeding, driving under the influence or driving in the dark. In recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 21-27, 2018), Safe […]

“Listen-Learn-Link,” the First-Ever Bilingual Hotline for Families with Kids with Hearing Loss

Early identification and intervention is extremely important for an infant with hearing loss to achieve listening and spoken language skills. The human brain is programmed to learn language during the first six years of life – with the first three-and-a-half years being the most critical. Without intervention, it becomes increasingly difficult to acquire language and literacy […]