Raising Tweens

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 […]

[Video] What’s Musical.ly and Exclusive Interview (in Spanish!) with Teen Influencers Cat & Mario Selman at Hispanicize 2017

If you aren’t a teen or don’t have a teen child, you probably haven’t heard of Musical.ly. And if you aren’t a Latino  blogger, content creator o a brand looking to reach Hispanics, you probably haven’t heard of Hispanicize. We are here to inform you 🙂 We recommend: Latino Tweens & Teens: An Americanized “Generation […]

[Video] Linda Ponder Talks Mentorship with Her Teen Mentees at Hispanicize 2017

The Mentor4Teens Series is presented as part of Los Tweens & Teens’ Partnership With Ford. Like always all opinions are our own. Linda Ponder, better known in the social media world as “Ponderela,” is one of the people that lights any room she enters. Her kinded spirit and contagious puertorican energy draws you in and […]

[Video] Teaching My 10-Year-Old-Son About Car Tire Safety with Cooper Tires

We partnered with Cooper Tires for this post, but as always, all opinions are ours. You’ve heard the saying, “boys and their toys.” When you think of “toys” you think of automobiles if they are adults and and if they are kids, you think the obvious toys. Now that our boy is getting older we […]

Watch Your Favorite Characters in Disney on Ice’s “Worlds of Enchantment” (Discount Code Inside for South Florida!)

Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice. Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. Watch a heroic action when Buzz, Woody, Jessie and the Disney•Pixar Toy Story gang escape Sunnyside Daycare in their most daring adventure. Enter the wintery world of Arendelle […]

1st – 3rd Graders Can Get Excited to Learn with Online Curriculums in ABCmouse.com

Age of Learning, Inc., announced the launch of a comprehensive 2nd grade curriculum to expand its award-winning ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy for children ages 2–8. The expanded curriculum is designed to address the learning needs and interests of 2nd grade students with the goal of preparing them for the critical transition to 3rd grade. To […]

[Video] Kidpik Delivers Trendy Fashion Subscription Box for Girls Ages 3-12

With the arrival of the spring ’17 collection, kidpik celebrates its first anniversary as the go-to fashion subscription box for girls. In its first year, kidpik shipped tens of thousands of boxes filled with great girls’ fashion, delivering smiles and the excitement of the unboxing experience to girls all across America. kidpik combines personal styling […]

[Video] 3 Tips to Get Teens & Tweens Back to Sleep During Daylight Saving Time

Half of all American parents say Daylight Saving Time (DST) affects their kids and more than one-quarter (29%) report it’s more difficult to get children to sleep after the time change, according to a new survey from the Better Sleep Council, the nonprofit consumer education arm of the International Sleep Products Association. Of those parents […]

Discovery Education and 3M Search for “America’s 2017 Top Young Scientist” in Grades 5-8

Discovery Education and 3M announced the opening of the 10th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5-8. The Challenge rewards curious students who use their science acumen and creativity to solve a problem in their local, national or global community. Fourteen-year-old Maanasa Mendu won last year […]

[Shopping] 21 Beauty and the Beast Gifts Under $50 for Tween Girls

The Beauty and the Beast craze is not new. We felt in love with the romantic story since we were old enough to watch Disney’s beloved princess cartoon. The animated musical fantasy was release by Walt Disney Pictures in 1991, making it Disney’s 30th animated feature film.   We recommend: [Video] Watch Official Trailer of Disney’s Live-Action […]

[Ask Lina] Is my child’s socializing behavior normal?

Article originally published in Lina’s blog. Many parents have questions about how their kids can learn to socialize. The following questions come up frequently at our center: Q: MY CHILD IS TOO FRIENDLY -WHY DOES MY CHILD NOT FEEL OR DEMONSTRATE THE SAME ANXIETY OR FEAR WHEN THEY MEET A PERSON FOR THE FIRST TIME? […]