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How to Finance Your Child’s College Education

How to Finance Your Child’s College Education

For many parents, the thought of paying for their children’s college education can bring about feelings of pressure and anxiety. And with some schools costing more than $200,000 for a four-year degree, it’s certainly understandable. Whether or not you’ve already started a college education fund, here are some guidelines to get you through. START NOW [...]

5 Tips to Manage After-School Activities

5 Tips to Manage After-School Activities

Long gone are the days when kids got off the school bus and played outside until Mom called, Dinner! Whether you work from home, outside the home or are your household’s CEO—moms are very busy these days—and so are our kids. Today’s children have numerous after-school activities, and parents must coordinate these in what I call [...]

How to Help Your Child with Homework

How to Help Your Child with Homework

I’ve heard it from other parents with older children in my daughter’s school: as soon as she enters first grade, the homework load is huge! Yeah right, I thought. How much could the teacher possibly send each night? Well, as it turns out, plenty. Some days, it takes us 45 minutes to get through her [...]

Teaching Teens About Personal Finance: It Pays Off!

Teaching Teens About Personal Finance: It Pays Off!

We’ve all learned some hard financial lessons over the past few years, yet 20 percent of Americans are still living beyond their means and a staggering 50 percent are operating without a budget. While the economy seems to be slowly recovering, our children are facing a more uncertain future than recent generations. Knowledge is power [...]

Help Your Kids Become Better Readers & Writers

Help Your Kids Become Better Readers & Writers

Faced with the rigor of the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the pressure our kids are subjected to, we have to step-up our game as parents and help our kids do well in school. We must start early-on to ensure they learn their letters, letter sounds, and basic writing skills. From home, we [...]

Could Homeschooling Work for You?

Could Homeschooling Work for You?

When the idea of homeschooling my kids was first introduced to me, I totally balked. Images of socially backwards children with big glasses and crooked teeth flooded my mind. So you can imagine my surprise to learn that in 2007, homeschooling was on the rise, and there were more than 1.5 million children being homeschooled [...]

Is Your Child Gifted? Latino Kids Less Likely to Be Properly Diagnosed

Is Your Child Gifted? Latino Kids Less Likely to Be Properly Diagnosed

Think your kid might be gifted? Yeah? Really? Well, I got news for you, toots! If your child is Latino, chances are his or her teachers and doctors won’t see what you see. In fact, those folks will probably think your kid has behavior “problems.” But if your child is white or Asian, those same [...]

Faith & Tradition: Mexico’s Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Faith & Tradition: Mexico’s Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Every December 12, Catholics all over the world, especially in Latin America, celebrate the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe. But in Mexico, this day is one of the most important holidays of the year. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico, where she is known as La Reina de Mexico and [...]

What Steve Jobs Can Teach Your Child About Creativity

What Steve Jobs Can Teach Your Child About Creativity

Steve Jobs knew a thing or two about creativity, which in the workplace is one of the most highly valued skills to have. Parents should do everything in their power for their children learn to unleash their creativity. This includes guiding and empowering their child’s teachers to teach them creativity. But, how? Parents can do [...]

Staying in Touch With Your College-Bound Kid

Staying in Touch With Your College-Bound Kid

Staying in touch with your college-age kid is not impossible! College is an exciting time for your high school grad, and of course you’re thrilled that your child is headed off to get a higher education. But if you’re like most Latina moms, though, there’s a little trepidation mixed with the pride. Your life, as [...]