Tweens

[Video] Sarah Jessica Parker Teems up Again with Gap for Back to School Collection

  Gap launches the next Gap | Sarah Jessica Parker collection, a limited-edition assortment of girls and boys apparel and accessories. This is the second season of the collaboration which reunites Gap and Parker, who starred in a series of Gap ads in the early aughts. Inspired by Parker’s childhood memories and favorite hand-me-downs, each piece is […]

[Ask Lina] What to expect on the first weeks of elementary school?  

“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. You probably […]

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 […]

Tween Girls Can Build While they Play with American Girl’s “Mega Bloks” Playsets (Giveaway Inside!)

American Girl, the premium brand for girls and subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. is expanding into the building category with its first-ever line of premium construction toys for girls 8 and up. The new products feature highly detailed building sets and fully articulated mini figures based on the company’s popular Girl of the Year characters, including past […]

[Video] Watch Fisher-Price’s “A Film By You” About the Child’s Unique Potential Through Play

A Film By You is a mini retrospective film from the perspective of a child, showing the incredible developmental journey in the first five years of life, featuring footage from 25 real families in six countries and from submissions shared by the Fisher-Price global Facebook community. The film, created by Fisher-Price, Inc., one of the world’s leading infant […]

140,000+ 4th Graders and their Families Can Visit Public Parks for FREE in the 2015-2016 School Year

More than 140,000 kids will have the opportunity to visit federal public lands and waters in the 2015-2016 school year, thanks to 186 grants from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. These grants, part of the Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids program, support the White House youth initiative Every Kid in […]

[Video] “Boys & Girls Club” of West San Gabriel Valley Opens “Tween Tech Center,” for STEM learning of Middle School Students

Many of today’s youth are not exposed to STEM (science, technology, education & math) role models and careers, and during the out-of-school time, “Boys & Girls Clubs” provide high-impact programming to positively engage students in STEM subjects. In partnership with Samsung, “Boys & Girls Club” of West San Gabriel Valley, CA open the doors to their […]

[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 […]

9 Tips to Give Holiday Donations to Older Kids

Are you donating toys for holiday toy drives this season? If your answer was a “sure yes,!” then remember older kids in your holiday donations, as it’s usually easier to find cute toys to donate for kids under 7 and the older ones tend to be forgotten. In reality when thinking about ‘toys’ our minds […]

[Gift Guide] Se Habla Español: 32 Books in Spanish for Tweens & Tweens

In our [Gift Guide] posts we specially curate a collection of gift items we absolutely L O V E, where you can’t only drool over the pictures, but actually SHOP online them by just clicking in the images. How cool is that? This [Gift Guide] with books in Spanish is perfect for the U.S. Hispanic […]

[Video] Bilingual Website Offers Free Tools to Teach “Spirituality for Kids”

Spirituality for Kids is a non-profit organization who’s mission is to bring spiritual tools to as many children as possible around the world, in order to help them manage life’s challenges and make better decisions and in so doing, change the course of their lives and benefit future generations. Through curriculum-time lessons as well as after-school […]

12 Tips on How to Talk with Kids About Terrorist Attacks in Paris

As the nation watches the reports about the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, many people may find themselves feeling anxious, worried, saddened or otherwise concerned. While adults may know how to express these feelings, often they do not know how to talk with children about the way the children are feeling. Psychologists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital […]

Facebook Collaborates to Launch the Emotional Learning Resource For and By Teens Called “InspireED”

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Six Seconds, a global network supporting people to create […]