Los Tweens & Teens continues to bring experts and contributors in varying fields together for the betterment of Tweens and Teens. Together these women and men contribute ongoing content to our Los Tweens & Teens media platform. With expert tips, ideas, and resources for parents and family members in areas related to sports, education, and emotional/mental well-being our group of experts and contributors share personal accounts and stories with you.
Cristy Clavijo-Kish is a serial entrepreneur and award-winning marketing, media and communications practitioner and social media influencer with more than 20 years experience and specialization in Hispanic and multicultural community initiatives and digital content marketing.
As a mother of twin tweens in 2011 and an active Girl Scout Troop leader, she realized there was a need to develop digital content and foster a community facing the challenges of raising kids after first grade. That year she founded and remains co-Publisher of Los Tweens & Teens, a bilingual media platform to engage and support multicultural parents and influencers with content related to raising Generation Z- tweens & teens ages 7-18. Through the Los Tweens & Teens platform Cristy has worked to produce events such as Teens & Me aimed at providing adults raising this generation with essential resources from chats with therapists to battle anxiety and bullying, to understanding social media and technology.
A New Jersey native of Cuban decent, Cristy is a board member of Amigos For Kids – a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse in the South Florida community. She is a teenage cancer survivor and speaks nationally at conferences and volunteers with cancer-awareness organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida. She resides in Miami Shores with her “gringo” husband with a Latino Soul and identical twin daughters.
Lina Acosta Sandaal, MA, LMFT is a psychotherapist, child development expert and founder of Stop Parenting Alone, a parenting and therapy center in Miami, FL. She is the parenting expert on Telemundo’s national morning show Un Nuevo Dia, a co-chair from the Florida Maternal Mental Health Collaborative and a consultant for MomsRising, a national organization advocating for children and family rights.
“Los Tios” have become an iconic personality in most of our lives, as a support system that provides us with important advice. In between the everyday hustle and bustle “Los Tios” like to support organizations that focus on educational development, personal achievement, and conservation of healthy habits. In a fast changing world our youth yearn for opportunities that will catapult them to the next level and building up this network of mentors and supporters has helped us offer advice and opportunities that can be life changing. We are strong believers of the Golden Rule and like to show respect to a population that is rapidly losing these values. Join “Los Tios” on the path to find opportunities to building up our youth.
Julian Alexander Guas is 18 years old. When Julian was 2, he was diagnosed with High-Functioning Autism. His parents were informed by specialists that he would never live a normal life and would be considered a “lost cause” who would lack independence. The specialist and doctors advised Julian’s parents to begin preparing for him to live his life in an institution. Julian and his family remember one account in which they were told by the experts they were in contact with that he was never going to be able to attend a regular high school, much less graduate with a high school diploma. Despite his many obstacles, with his determination and the continued support of his parents, Julian has proven them wrong. In 2019 Julian graduated high school Cum Laude and was a Miami Silver Knight nominee. He is currently enrolled at Miami-Dade College majoring in Dental Hygiene.