How to Blend the Best of Western and Asian Approaches to Parenting

A global citizen, Maya Thiagarajan has lived and worked in India, Singapore, and the US. She earned a BA in English from Middlebury College and a Masters in Education Policy from Harvard University. Struck by the different approaches to education and parenting that she encountered, Maya began to interview hundreds of Asian families on their values, hopes, fears […]

[Español] [Video] Tus hijos podrán experimentar la cultura colombiana el 16 de julio en Miami

No hay mejor manera de enseñarle a los niños la diversidad que dándoles la oportunidad de experimentar otras culturas directamente. Claro, el viajar a otros países es la actividad numero uno que permite vivir esta experiencia directamente, pero también se puede dar una “probada” localmente con las celebraciones de diferentes grupos. Si vives en el […]

“Unique As You Are/Unico Como Tu” Los Tweens Event Wrap Up

Our “Unique As You Are/Unico Como Tu” tween and parent event at the Tervis, Cocowalk location was a huge success!  Tweens and parents had a blast decorating their own Tervis tumblers and cupcakes.  The event celebrated the unique identity and culture of tweens and focused on building self-esteem through accepting differences. A tumbler decorating table […]

Make 2013 the year to make a difference in a child’s life

As adults and parents, when we consider how to make an impact on a child’s life we’re typically either thinking of our own children or close family members and friends. I know I do. But it’s not only those that are closest to us that matter- we all have to collectively support our youth as […]

Join Us for the Walk-N-Roll Twitter Party for Spina Bifida!

Laura Tellado, known as Laurita by her friends, was born with Spina Bifida in Puerto Rico in 1986 with myelomeningocele, the severest form of spina bifida.  In 1990, her family moved to Orlando, Florida in order to give her the best possible care. Our Los Tweens team- including the kids- met Laurita en vivo earlier this […]

Miss Cuba Shares the Key to Teaching Culture

  I sat down for lunch with Miss Cuba Kelly Saks planning to discuss beauty tips but ended up discussing the essence of Los Tweens – maintaining cultural identity.  Kelly was born, raised and educated in the United States and has never visited Cuba.   But her cultural roots are so strong that the Miss […]

Sharing Hope for Breast Cancer Patients – Maite Perroni and Pantene Beautiful Lengths

  Cancer is a tough subject for tween parents to tackle.  It’s an issue that adults don’t want to think about,  and  talk  about much less.  During the month of October, we are gratefully surrounded by information and ways to help the discussion.  Recently, my tween Maddy found pamphlets on performing a self-breast examination from […]

“Oldies But Goodies” – Classic Movies to Watch with your Tween

By Sebastian Cannata, “Dad” Contributor It’s summer and a fun season to make time to actually watch something together. When I was a kid, there weren’t 24-hour kids-only TV stations, animated movies being released weekly and PG-13 didn’t exist.  We watched movies and TV shows with our parents, often times peeking through their fingers.  I became a pretty big […]

How can the Olympics Help Inspire our Tweens and Teens?

HTTP://WWW.MORTGAGEREFINANCEE.COM/ The Countdown to the 2012 Olympics is On! On June 20, Los Tweens and My Los Tweens attended the kickoff event for P&G and Orgullosa’s partnership with Olympic Gold Medal Wrestler Henry Cejudo and his mom Nelly Rico.   Their goal is to raise $500,000 for the P&G/Team USA Youth Sports fund that supports athletic programs across […]

Father’s Day with Los Tweens – Dia de los Padres

Remember the TV shows where the only interaction a father had with his child was the pat they gave them on the head while making themselves a cocktail before sitting down to read the paper? My dad was similar except he didn’t have a cocktail and was usually reaching for the remote control. Times have […]


‘To Party or NOT to Party?” – that WAS the pregunta! Part II- We did it! How it went and what we learned So much for the ‘gringo’ being the sensible one! My husband- a.k.a. ‘el gringo’ as his all-Latino friends call him for growing up in South Florida’s Hialeah community- enjoyed the super fiesta […]

Tween Cuisine: Introducing them to Avocados- Aguacates de Mexico

By Cristy Clavijo-Kish ventes aux encheres en ligne If you’re a parent or general adult exposed to a tween-aged child around eating time- you’ll come to recognize that for the most part- they’re finicky. As the mother of identical twin tweens- I get to enjoy both spectrums: the super finicky “no way I’m eating that […]

Sharing Passover & Religious Observances con nuestros chicos

By Cristy Clavijo-Kish debt management program Founder & Co-Publisher The next two weeks are surely significant ones among the Judeo-Christian community with the observances for Easter and Passover. We should take the opportunity to speak about our own traditions, but also about others. I started the discussion on Passover in my home by making my […]

Holy Week – Thoughts to Share with Tweens all the Time

By: Cristy Clavijo-Kish Founder & Co-Publisher This week I may have heard the best religious message I have in a very long time and I immediately thought of our Tweens. But its application for daily life is far broader. It was the children’s mass on Palm Sunday and our pastor wanted to illustrate for our […]