Girl Scouts Introduces 30 New Badges Now to Power Girl Leadership

The unique Girl Scout environment provides fun, exciting, and essential experiences that carry into girls’ future careers and life success; the KPMG Women’s Leadership Study of more than 3,000 professional and college women shows that early exposure to leadership has a significant impact on a woman’s perceptions of her ability to lead. Additionally, 76 percent of women […]

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 […]

What is the Right Age for Girls to Start Using Make Up?

I’ve been asked many times by parents of tween and teen girls about the right age for girls to start wearing make up. The reality is that every family differs on the right age they feel comfortable about allowing their girls to start down the make up and beauty road. If we take a page […]

[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 […]

The New Cinderella is Coming

I was surprised by my twin daughters and their friends recently when they ran toward the TV to see a special ‘extended sneak peak’ for the highly anticipated CINDERELLA, opening in theatres everywhere on March 13th. A group of more than six girls between ages 12-14 were all texting each other about the movie trailer for […]

[Review] Holiday Hair Tips for Girls of All Ages

Los Tweens & Teens was provided Pantene Pro-V Hairstyling Products for Review. As always, our opinions are our own. No matter the age, creating a fun, trendy hairstyle during the holidays is a true ‘girlie’ activity! I had mucho fun helping my tween twin daughters get ready for a holiday and birthday dance party. Since […]

Easy, Affordable & Adorable Tween Birthday or Anytime Gifts

Tweens are some of the most finicky people to buy items for – they’re not little kids and they aren’t teens or young adults just yet. With so much access to technology, they certainly know what they want and often brands reign supreme. Although the biggest trend is giving gift cards, sometimes you just may […]

Building Positive Self-Image and Confidence Early

I always have been tall so in Latino culture that has meant I was ‘grande’- big. Most of my life I have been on the average side of weight with some fluctuations but never considered petite. I actually really like being tall. My Abuela who was an excellent seamstress, always encouraged me to wear clothing […]

Tweens and Skincare- Teaching a Cleanliness Routine

cigarettes online As we have said before, one thing you can rely on with tweens is change. Their bodies surely are changing and all sorts of new issues arise- their skin is one major problem area. I approached Neutrogena myself when I noticed my daughters were beginning to show signs of early acne.  I wanted […]

Talking to Tweens About Role Models

One word I would use to describe tweens is influenced. This is a sensitive age where influences from every angle of their lives actually matter and impact their behavior or thoughts in a positive or negative way. I have recently become more mindful of this and when my kids tell me that a friend, song, […]

Miami Fashion Night Out with Supermodel & Supermom Niki Taylor

During Miami’s Fashion Night Out 2012 at Macy’s- our aspiring Los Tweens fashionistas got an opportunity to meet a real fashionista herself- supermodel and MOM Niki Taylor! As my friend and fellow blogger Rosy Cordero described Niki- “she’s one of the coolest and most down to earth people I’ve met”- and I would have to […]

Interview With Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chavez

By: Cristy Clavijo-Kish Girl Scouts Helping Tweens Build Confidence, Character & Courage When Katherine and I heard that the new Girl Scouts of the USA CEO was a Latina- we can honestly report our excitement. We have been active Girl Scout Troop Leaders in South Florida for 4 years now since our girls started Kindergarten […]