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How to Have a Device-Free(Ish) Holiday HipLatina

How Plugged-In Families Can Have a Device-Free(ish) Holiday

What’s topping your kids’ holiday wish lists this year? Chances are it has a screen, internet access, and games. With…

Talking to Your Kids About Sexual Harassment HipLatina

Talking to Kids About Sexual Harassment … Before They Even Know About Sex

“Mommy, what’s sexual harassment?” You were hoping that the daily news reports of famous and powerful men being accused of…

5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Coco" HipLatina

5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After Watching “Coco”

Coco is Pixar’s vibrant, emotional film about the Day of the Dead. This tribute to Mexican traditions and customs has some…

The Ugly Truth Behind Pretty Pictures – Having Real Convos With Your Kids

Walk past a supermarket checkout stand and you can’t help but see models and celebs in bikinis and slinky outfits…

13 Smartest Female Characters from Movies, TV, and Books HipLatina

13 Smartest Female Characters from Movies, TV, and Books

Move over, Sherlock Holmes – the girl geniuses have arrived. These days, some of the smartest characters from kids’ movies,…

5 Important Ways Moms Influence Kids HipLatina

5 Important Ways Moms Influence Their Kids

Media has a huge influence on kids — and as kids get older, the online world has an even tighter…

Books That Teachers Read to Their Own Kids HipLatina

Books That Teachers Read to Their Own Kids

Teachers have a knack for knowing how to connect with kids, and they’re skilled at drawing out kids to talk…

12 Classic Books That Won't Put Your Kids to Sleep HipLatina

12 Classic Books That Won’t Put Your Kid to Sleep

If you think “classic” equals dusty and fusty, think again. When it comes to kids’ books, classic means that the stories and…

Why Your Kids Should Read Banned Books HipLatina

Why Your Kid Should Read Banned Books

What do The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, Native Son, To Kill a Mockingbird, Fahrenheit 451, and The Adventures of…

How to Choose a Scary Movie for Your Kid HipLatina

How to Choose a Scary Movie for Your Kid

Scariness comes from fear of the unknown, from surprise, and from fears about the loss of a loved one. Different…

Explaining the News to Our Kids

Explaining the News to Our Kids During Difficult Times

If it bleeds, it leads. The old newsroom adage about milking stories for sensationalism seems truer than ever today. And…

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5 Bilingual TV Shows for Preschoolers

If you want your kids to speak both English and Spanish, the following bilingual TV shows can support your efforts…

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