education

[Video] 7 Facts About 2016-2017 Florida Prepaid College Plans (and Promo Code Inside!)

If I am passionate about anything, it’s an education for all our youth because education levels the playing field and allows us all the opportunity to compete in life. Our Los Tweens & Teens team is excited to share important information for Florida families about higher education being more accessible than ever! We recommed: College […]

[Español] ¿Las flores pueden ayudar a tus hijos sacar mejores notas en la escuela?

Articulo escrito por Perla Sofia Curbelo Santiago, originalmente publicado en Agrochic.com Durante un estudio realizado con adultos mayores, la doctora Jeannette Haviland-Jones, profesora de Sicología y directora del Laboratorio de Emociones de Rutgers University, descubrió que las personas que recibieron flores en uno de sus estudios salieron mejor en los exámenes de memoria que aquellas […]

[PHOTOS] How to Help Your Kids Get Social with a Back-to-School Party

Party City supports Los Tweens & Teens with party supplies but as always, our views are our own.   Let’s face it, middle school is not an easy place and the first month back to school can be isolating for many older kids. Even kids returning to the third grade and higher can have anxiety […]

[VIDEO] The Metropolitan Museum of Art Launches #MetKids, a Digital Experience for and by Tweens

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s leading art museums with its main building at Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, wants to make art as accessible as possible to kids and families. Developed for 7-12 year olds, #MetKids launched in the museum’s website on September 10th with 40 videos and more than 125 featured objects, fun facts, and project ideas drawn from […]

Coca-Cola #ForTheDream Education Bilingual Twitter Party

Los Tweens & Teens partnered with Coca-Cola to create the #LifeEDU series to help parents help their teens prepare for college. Our program is part of the #ForTheDream campaign. Education is a central focus among Latino families with so many planning for their child to be the first to attend college in the United States. […]

Tu pre-adolescente aun puede aplicar al “Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge” (fecha limite es el 21 de abril)

Para leer la versión en inglés, favor pulsa AQUÍ. Como padres de hijos atendiendo la escuela primaria, a veces quieres huír cuando escuchas las palabras ‘la feria de ciencias’ durante una visita de apertura al nuevo año escolar o de sus niños. Está bien, todos hemos pasado por eso. Esta vez les animo a abrazar […]

The Cost of High Stakes Testing

By Lina Acosta Sandaal, MA Our expert counselor Lina A Sandaal resides in Miami and and refers to the local school board. The information related in the article can be applied anywhere in the United States and we encourage you to find local resources like what she suggests. Many schools are having parent-teacher meetings, sending […]

Reconsidering Florida Prepaid

This post is sponsored by the Florida Prepaid College Board, through my role as a Believer Blogger. All thoughts are my own. How are you saving for college? Whether you have a teen, tween, toddler or infant, it’s never too early or too late  to start setting aside funds for college. When my tween daughter and […]

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Announces Inductees for 13th Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala

Last week Los Tweens & Teens had the privilege of live-tweeting the Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s 13th Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala. We were proud to celebrate one of the largest not-for-profit organization’s supporting Hispanic American higher education. In a room full of notable honorees it was difficult not to think, in a few years […]

How to help your daughter get into sports

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with JCPenney and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I joke that my tween daughter was born an athlete.  She is naturally competitive, has the desire to work hard and she enjoys sports.  I never had to encourage her to play sports.  She wanted […]

Driving Safety Around Schools – Facts, Tips & Giveaway

Disclaimer: Los Tweens is a proud Ford ambassador and receives compensation on reviews, interviews and campaigns.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.  We’re thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Ford Motor Company to bring awareness to driving safety around schools.  Through grants for two Miami-Dade schools, an informative social media campaign, an online-giveaway allowing […]

College Savings- Are you Ready?

We wrote this post as part of our participation in a blog tour for Latina Mom Bloggers on behalf of MassMutual and received compensation to thank us for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are certainly our own. When our ‘chiquitos’ were born the world took on an entirely new meaning.  Our […]

VIDEOS: Futuro 2020 Campaign- We learned Parents MUST be Involved

The first round of our Los Tweens & Teens campaign with the Hispanic CREO Futuro 2020 program draws to an end in 2013.  We have learned MUCHO in the process that can help parents and kids better communicate to achieve stronger academic success TOGETHER. Our Mami Ambassadors have talked about: The importance of clear communication […]