Parenting

[Ask Lina] [Video] What’s the best way to discpline young children?

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.” This story was originally published in Stop Parenting Alone’s Blog. The top question our […]

Travel Tips for EPCOT Food & Wine Festival

The EPCOT Food & Wine Festival marks its 21st anniversary and is one of my favorite seasonal festivals at Walt Disney World in Orlando. The festival is a great opportunity for adults to enjoy a fun getaway to Walt Disney World on their own. And yet, it also is a wonderful opportunity to share the […]

[Ask Lina] Sometimes I want to just be alone, does this makes me a bad mom?

“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.” The wind is blowing my hat towards my cheek, and I can […]

[Vídeo] ¿Cómo la tecnología influirá el futuro de ser padres?

El fabricante líder de juguetes, Fisher-Price, lanzo el vídeo “Future of Parenting,” donde muestra una perspectiva sobre cómo la tecnología integrada imperceptiblemente ayudará a los padres en la próxima década a calmar, entretener, enseñar y cuidar a niños pequeños, enriqueciendo aún más las vidas de las familias jóvenes. El vídeo “Future of Parenting” debutó en el […]

Savvy-Parents.com Launches to Offer Legal & Financial Planning Tips for Families

Attorney and Certified Financial Planner, Shannon P. McNulty,  launched Savvy-Parents.com, an online resource providing easy-to-access, unbiased legal and financial planning information for parents with young children. Savvy-Parents.com helps parents navigate important topics, including estate planning, insurance, selecting a financial advisor, college savings, divorce, and work-life balance.  In addition to online articles, the company holds in-person informational […]

[Ask Lina] [Video] How old is too old to believe in Santa?

To believe in Santa, that is. I’ve debated telling my soon-to-be 13 year old the truth about Santa for two years now. “He’s too old for that nonsense, he’s going to get teased at school,” my husband says. “Why are you going to ruin the magic of Christmas so soon?” from my sisters and parents. […]

College Savings May Be the Best Holiday Gift    

This program is in partnership with the Florida Prepaid College Board but as always, opinions are 100% our own. During this time of the year many family members will ask each other about gift ideas for their kids. I was actually excited when my dad asked me if he could contribute toward our girls’ college […]

[Ask Lina] Any tips to help parents answer sex-related questions from TWEENS (ages 8-11)?

“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.” For many parents, raising the ‘sex’ topic with their growing children is […]

A Mom’s Personal Journey with Autism

We asked an amazing middle school teacher and friend to share with Los Tween’s readers her very personal story regarding her son’s Autism diagnosis in the hopes that it will help parents know that they are not alone.  There are many moms and dads who struggle but the important thing is to continue to fight for […]

Oprah Inspires to Live “The Life You Want”

Los Tweens & Teens team was provided complimentary tickets to the Oprah “The Life You Want” Tour with Olay. However all opinions certainly are our own. Our Los Tweens team was recently invited to attend Oprah’s ‘The Life You Want’ tour with event sponsor Olay. Watching Oprah tell her personal story in her own words […]

Carla Hall Shares How To Be More Positive

Disclosure: Los Tweens was invited to a breakfast by P&G and received promotional items and access to O-Town.  However all opinions are our own.  There are people that make you wonder, “How does he/she stay so positive all of the time?”  Carla Hall has always been one of those people for me. Season 5 of […]

Halloween Horror Nights for TEENS at Universal Orlando

Disclaimer: Los Tweens was invited by Universal Orlando to experience the theme parks and CityWalk. However, all opinions expressed are our own.  The last time I went to Universal Orlando’s ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ was about 10 years ago to take my then- teenage cousins. It was quite fun and the guys (they were both around 15) […]

Tips for Visiting CityWalk at Universal Orlando with Kids

Disclaimer: Los Tweens was invited by Universal Orlando to experience the theme parks and CityWalk. However, all opinions expressed are our own.  Just outside of the Universal Orlando parks is an entire mini-city appropriately named “CityWalk.”  It’s easy to focus on the two parks – Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure – when planning a […]