Raising Tweens

“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 […]

[Video] The “Kids Obstacle Challenge” for Tweens & Teens is Coming to a City Near You

Kids Obstacle Challenge aims to inspire younger generations by bringing kids and their families a fun, action-packed experience to enjoy together. The 1.5-2 miles long adventure course is designed for kids ages 5-16 and their parents and includes mud to crawl through, water to jump over, and 13-15 fun and challenging obstacles. Kids Obstacle Challenge is […]

[Video] “Earth Defenders” – A Tabacco Awareness Program by Girl Scouts Academy in Washington

More than 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered worldwide each year. Truth Initiative®, the national public health organization building a culture where all youth and young adults reject tobacco, has partnered with Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital in the Greater Washington Region, to engage more than 2,000 girls in the fight against tobacco. The ‘Earth Defender’ curriculum teaches Girl […]

[Recipe] [Video] Chef Lorena Garcia’s “Paletas de Fresa” Perfect for Beating the Summer Heat

Chef Lorena Garcia make it easy to help close the nutrient gap with delicious recipes that you make and serve with real milk! Kids already love it and it’s a naturally nutrient-rich, wholesome food that moms can feel good about serving. While plant-based alternatives, including almond, soy and coconut are labeled as milk, these non-dairy milks do not […]

The US Government Wants You To Remember These 8 Tips for Back to School

Are you and your kids ready for the new school year? Back to school season can be a busy and challenging time — start the year off right with these eight tips. Don’t skip the shots. Your pediatrician can tell you which vaccinations your kids need each year. Check if your family qualifies for low-cost or free […]

Here are the Findings of a National Survey of 14-22 Year Olds About Mental Health

A national survey of 14- to 22-year-olds provides new evidence on the growing mental health crisis affecting young people. The survey, sponsored by Hopelab and Well Being Trust (WBT), finds that large numbers of teens and young adults experiencing moderate to severe symptoms of depression are turning to the internet for help, including researching mental health issues online (90 […]

[Shopping] 30 Cool & Fun Lunchboxes for Tweens You Can Find Online

Other than the mind, no other back to school item is as useful and essential than what your tween eats during the day….and what you got to carry it! Help your tween  show off their favorite comics character by shopping on of these uber-cool  – and practical – lunchboxes we found online. Just browse, select and […]

Boricua Engineer Rita J. Angleró Sánchez Publishes Book in Spanish to Inspire Imagination in Tweens, “Max: ¿Qué Hago Sin Mi Tableta?”

Publicaciones NubeMar  celebrated the launch of  their first book “Max: ¿Qué Hago Sin Mi Tableta?”on June 30th 2018 at the Center of Science and Technology in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The author, Puerto Rican engineer , Rita J. Angleró Sánchez, inspires children to use their imagination and enjoy themselves without the use of technology. The book, […]

New Report Highlights How Exclusionary Discipline Leads Middle and High School Students to Disconnect from School

Removing a student from class or the school building is federally mandated for dangerous behaviors such as violence, weapons possession, or drug possession. Yet a significant portion of school removals nationally are for non-dangerous violations, such as tardiness, or behaviors that can be interpreted subjectively, such as defiance or disrespect. As a result, students who […]

Sesame Street Programming to be Included in Elementary Schools Around the USA

Developing effective social emotional learning skills at an early age provides a strong foundation for children to excel in school and move on to future success in life. Early childhood experts at McGraw-Hill and Sesame Workshop are integrating Sesame’s proven content and engaging characters into McGraw-Hill’s Wonders literacy program at the critical PreK-Grade 1 levels to create a new […]

[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 […]