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[Ask Lina] [Video] These Are the Most Popular Questions Teens Ask About Sex

In this special post, Lina interviews Gabriela, Board Certified Sex Therapist in Miami, who performs sex talks for local high schools. Over lunch one day, she shared with Lina the top questions she repeately gets from teens in these talks and Lina thought it would be great if YOU, the parent or mentor, knew what […]

[Ask Lina] [Video] Am I messing up my children? (Hint: Michelle Obama Had the Same Worry)

As a parenting expert I hear that worry every day:  “Lina, am I messing up my children?” Last month, I sat in a room with 5000 individuals dedicated to advocating for others in their community and effecting change at The United States of Women Summit. At the end of the day, the crowd broke into an […]

[Ask Lina] [Video] My teen was caught shoplifting…HELP!

“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.” Last week, I received a call from a department store alerting me […]

[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 […]

[Ask Lina] [Video] How I deal with my picky eater?

“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.” One of the most popular questions is “how do I deal with […]

[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. […]

[Ask Lina] Any tips for parents answering sex-related questions from TEENS (ages 12-17)?

“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.” To read the letter sent to Lina about this topic and for tips […]

[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 […]

[Ask Lina] What’s the best way to handle sibling conflict?

“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.” —————————————————————————————————————————————– As a parent of siblings, I am lucky that my daughter […]

[Ask Lina] How can I teach resilience to my tween girl?

“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.” I watched my daughter’s eyes swell up with tears and thought, “here […]

[Ask Lina] How should I deal with my teen’s anger?

“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.” “Whatever mom!” “You don’t understand.” “Get out of my room!”  If you […]

[Ask Lina] Any tips for moving with tweens and teens?

“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.” Planning a move is tasking; when it comes to those in the […]