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Can I Stay Home Today?

A Parent’s Challenge to Stress the Importance of Education with their Tween By Jorge Hernandez Can I stay home today? These are the first words I hear every morning when I wake my seven year old son Dariel, for school. He started second grade this year and although his grades are wonderful and he’s received […]

Feliz Dia de Los Reyes Magos

  By Katherine Doble-Cannata I had a blast at Thursday’s Being Latino/Hispanicize Mi Best Buy Twitter party – sharing my Tres Reyes traditions, learning new ones and getting a lot of great information from Best Buy and Xbox !  Here is a recap of some things I learned and thought other tween parents would like […]

Tips for Holiday Baking with Your Tween

When my tween, Maddy, was three year’s old, we spent an entire day baking and decorating gingerbread cookies.  I still remember her big smile as she swiped pink frosting on a gingerbread “woman” – she decided they weren’t going to be an men except for maybe one daddy gingerbread. Since then, we have spent every […]

Celebrating Cherished Family Traditions at Hanukkah

By Evan Michael The holidays have always been one of my favorite times of the year. Growing up we would celebrate Hanukkah by lighting the candles, exchanging gifts, and taking family trips.  I remember several years lighting the candles at home, then at Disney World, and a few times even while skiing in the northeast.  Those are fond […]

Creating a Culture of Giving

Tweens have reached a developmental point where they need to be taught that empathy and community service are more important than the gifts they receive.   With three-quarters of us confessing that our kids are a little or a lot spoiled according to a TODAY Moms and Parenting.com survey, creating a culture of service in our families […]

Raising Multicultural Children – By Jai Koch, Miami Beach

Raising Multicultural Children- focus on the Tween years By Jai Koch, Miami Beach  Raising multicultural children can seem like a daunting task for us busy parents. It doesn’t have to be that way. Sharing culture with your Tween can be as simple as singing a lullaby, reading stories, or sharing a recipe. My husband is […]

Holiday Traditions

 By Katherine Doble-Cannata, Co-Publisher‘Tis the season to share our culture with our tweens and we want to talk about it juntos!! Join us in our series of holiday posts, discussions and videos – comment, send us your own videos, write on our Facebook wall or tweet us. Let’s get through all of the cooking, decorating, and family […]

Don’t Stress the First Report Card – Part 2

  By Kathryn M. Núñez (5th Grade Teacher)   Below are key questions to ask yourself with tips on handling these sensitive situations stemming from your tween’s FIRST report card. What is going on with my tween?  The tween years are extremely difficult.  This is a time that your child is learning and developing who […]

Reducing Stress In Kids

Reducing stress in kids is a goal of parents everywhere. These easy research based tips can be applied immediately so that you and your child can relax.  Children are vulnerable to stress. 13 out of 100 children experience some kind of anxiety disorder and many more are just stressed out! Living a balanced life and reducing […]

Don't Stress the First Report Card – Part 1

By Kathryn M. Núñez (5th Grade Teacher) buy original essay As the first round of marks close, the word “REPORT CARDS” becomes ever more present in the minds of the parents, students, and yes, even the teachers. From the parent’s perspective, you’re mostly worried about: Whether or not your child has performed at the average […]

Entertaining Tweens on Thanksgiving

By Katherine Doble-Cannata, Co-Publisher “We’re boreddddddd!” – the most annoying statement uttered from my kid’s mouths and it’s even more annoying on Thanksgiving.  Do they expect me to stop baking pies, mashing potatoes and casseroling the casserole to be their personal entertainer?  After all they have bedrooms stuffed with toys, a huge backyard and plenty […]

Turkey, Gravy and Vegetable Juice?? Thanksgiving Traditions

By: Katherine Doble-Cannata As kids, my brother, sister and I dreaded the beginning of Thanksgiving dinner, all because of the small glass of thick, red vegetable juice expectantly perched at each of our place settings.  Each year we were cruelly expected to drink it all (by Mami) before diving into the mashed potatoes and stuffing, […]

Mickey Mouse Brings Disney Magic to New York City

Celebrate Mickey’s Birthday with Disney in Times Square!  Disney brings magic to the streets and into your hands with this magical experience.  Watch the video and join the conversation #DisneyMemories on twitter. forex broker comparison Link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRRu5dKRfTU zp8497586rq

Giving Thanks for Culture

How do you communicate or illustrate your cultural influence on the Thanksgiving holiday? dieti natura code promo By: Cristy Clavijo-Kish, Co-Publisher Do you focus on its original American style and add your twists? Or, do  you change it up all together? What are some of the ‘twists’ and how do you get your tweens involved […]