Raising Tweens

[Infographic] Scholastic Global Study Results Suggest the Key to Raise Lifelong Readers

Friday, September 8 is International Literacy Day and in recognition, Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, wants to encourage parents to help their kids to become lifelong readers. The Company surveyed parents and their children in five countries for the most recent editions of the Kids & Family Reading Report™. The findings from the report suggest simple insights […]

300 Nominees Announced for the Top S.T.E.M. Competition for Middle School Students

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public announced the selection of the Top 300 competitors in the seventh annual Broadcom MASTERS® — the nation’s most prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition for middle school students. The Broadcom MASTERS, a program founded and produced by the Society for Science & the Public, […]

[Ask Lina] [Video] How to I deal with the homework battle?

Homework can be a tricky subject. Imagine you are 8 hours at work and then you know that when you get home, you need to spend a few more hours – well doing more work. We also recommend: Understood.org Launches Bilingual “First-Day Ready Guide” for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities A lot of families […]

[Vide] Understood.org Launches Bilingual “First-Day Ready Guide” for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilites

The beginning of a new school year can be challenging for all children, but it is an especially difficult time for families with children who struggle with reading and writing, math, focus and organization. One in five children in the U.S. have learning and attention issues, like ADHD and dyslexia, and many never receive a formal […]

[Shopping] 20 of the Coolest Comics Backpacks for Boys We Found Online

Other than the mind, no other back to school item is as useful and essential than your boy’s backpacks. Books, notebooks, pencils, pens, wallet…..! The list goes on and on of everything stored in them. The super hero of the house will soon take on a new acadamic year than starting off the year with […]

[Shopping] 30 of the Coolest & Cutest Backpacks for Girls Found Online

Yes, it seems just like yesterday that the summer break started, but as we have the kids enjoying play time at home or summer camp, is normal to start planning for the soon-to-be-here back to school season. There’s no other school item that can show off your kid’s personality as backpacks. Combine it with their […]

The New Video Game, FrogLeap, is for Tweens and Coded Entirely by 100 Kids

LeapLearner, an ed-tech company based in Shanghai, published the new video game “FrogLeap” which was created and coded entirely by kids. The rising startup brought together children ages 4-15 to create what is probably the world’s most collaboratively coded video game. The massive hackathon where the game was created took place during Yomo Shanghai as part of GSMA […]

[Ask Lina] Why does my child hide and show fear when adults enter her classroom?

“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.” Article originally published in Lina’s blog. Many parents have questions about how their […]

[Video] Why Tween & Teen Acne is More Than Skin Deep (Clean & Clear giveaway inside!)

DISCLAIMER: We partnered with Clean & Clear’s New Acne Line to create this content. As always, we test out products before we share them and our opinions are our own. *****SCROLL DOWN FOR GIVEAWAY ***** Adolescence and acne seem to go together. After all, some of the main causes of acne include changing hormones and […]

Wonder Workshop’s Swift Playground Provides Tweens with Hands-On Coding and Robotics Experience

Tweens ages 7+ can  explore coding and learn vital science and technology skills through engaging, hands-on activities with Wonder Workshop’s Swift Playground book and “sandbox.” Wonder Workshop announced the integration of its popular Dash robot into Swift Playgrounds, Apple’s educational coding app for iPad, which boasts over one million users. Now students will be able […]

Study Says Pasta May Actually Help Kids Have Better Overall Diet

Pasta is a convenient, nutritious, easy-to-prepare meal for families.  Pasta pleases even the pickiest of young eaters.  And now, even more good news: new research shows that pasta consumption in children and adolescents is associated with a better diet quality than that of children who do not eat pasta. The research, which was presented at […]

[Video] Fans Invited to Help Name the New Blue Crayola Crayon

Crayola, the brand that inspires creativity through color, announced today that it is introducing a new blue crayon color inspired by the discovery of a “new to the world” blue pigment. YInMn Blue, the vibrant pigment discovered in 2009 by chemist Mas Subramanian and his team at Oregon State University, is the inspiration behind Crayola’s […]

Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps Pays Tribute to Two Teens for Their Volunteerism

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), named Mallory and Wills Tennessee’s top high school and middle level youth volunteers in February.   Mallory Fundora, 17, from Clarksville Mallory, a junior at Rossview High School, began raising money and gathering […]