How to help your daughter get into sports

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with JCPenney and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I joke that my tween daughter was born an athlete.  She is naturally competitive, has the desire to work hard and she enjoys sports.  I never had to encourage her to play sports.  She wanted […]

Benefits of Swimming for Kids

When I was a tween, my parents introduced me to the world of competitive swimming. I swam on a team for eight years of which I dedicated close to 10-15 hours in the pool per week if not more. It was difficult, I had to sacrifice birthday parties, weekends, hanging out at school. I also […]

How To Choose the Right Summer Camp

Summer is almost here, so it’s time to think about summer camps! As a parent we draw from our personal experiences when choosing a camp for our children.  The wide range of camps offered now can make it harder to choose the right summer camp for your child. The question is how do we choose […]

Benefits & Challenges of Sports for Tween Girls

 Today, on National Girls and Women in Sports Day, we’re taking a look at the benefits and challenges that exist for girl in sports.  Los Tweens is a proud sponsor of a girls’ basketball team.  We believe strongly in the benefits and lessons tween girls (and boys) learn through athletics.  We’ve written articles on the […]

A Lesson on the Court – Teaching Tween Girls Confidence

A group of tween boys jostled and joked with each other as the male coaches tried to calm them down.  I’m standing outside of the group with my tween daughter. “Mami, I’m the only girl.  I don’t think I can do this.” I could hear the nervousness in her voice and could tell she was […]

Missy Franklin: New Queen of Swimming Takes First Individual Gold Medal – ABC News

Missy Franklin: New Queen of Swimming Takes First Individual Gold Medal – ABC News. college essay writing services Why are we posting this story? Because we feel that Missy Franklin is such an inspiration for all- but young kids in particular. She always has a smile and seems genuinely supportive of her fellow swimmers and […]

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 […]

Coca- Cola Soccer Clinics Travel Around the Country

My.LosTweens starts vlogging! I was recently invited by my amiga Natalie Boden in Miami to see the launch of a wonderful new program being presented by Coca Cola for Latino and urban youth across key communities nationally: Coca-Cola Club Balón Rojo. The program provides youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs in cities being visited […]

Importance of Tween Sports

By Katherine Doble-Cannata, Co-Founder & Publisher When my tween convinced her friends to play basketball with her this year, I worried.  There was so much that could go wrong….first day of evaluations, the girls were separated.  I cringed.  The teams were announced and two of the five girls were on the opposing team.  I bit my […]