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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 [...]

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 [...]

Day of The Dead: What it Really Means in Mexico

Day of The Dead: What it Really Means in Mexico

In the U.S., Mexico’s Day of the Dead has evolved into an unusually hip holiday where people celebrate by dressing in black, painting their faces like skulls, and dancing around like they’re Diego Rivera or Frida Khalo. In some places Day of the Dead is going the way of Cinco de Mayo. Corona with lime, [...]

How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Year Round

How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Year Round

While Latinos across the country have more opportunities this month to share their own culture, celebrating our Hispanic heritage should truly be a year round adventure to help our children find the comfort and beauty of our rich cultures. So if you are looking for ways to celebrate Hispanic heritage every day, here are some [...]

Are Children Reading the Wrong Books in School?

Are Children Reading the Wrong Books in School?

Last week my 12 year-old stepdaughter asked me to help her pick out a historical fiction book for a school assignment. I helped her find a few options, but it wasn’t easy. Historical fiction has quite a broad definition. Many novels are set during important moments in history and could be classified as historical fiction, [...]

Latino Students Surpass Whites In Texas Schools

Latino Students Surpass Whites In Texas Schools

Latino children in Texas are now the largest ethnic group in the Lone Star state, The Dallas Morning News is reporting. The newspaper said that Hispanic kids in Texas have passed whites—over half of the students enrolling in the school system are Latinos. But with this increase have come changes since many of the students come from [...]