Entries by Luisa Colón


How to Tell Your Child The Truth About Santa

There will come a day when your kids find out the truth about Santa. So what’s the best way to handle it? We asked Melissa Kester, director and founder of the Madison Marriage and Family Therapy P.C. in New York City. Here’s her advice: Just let it happen. You don’t necessarily have to be the […]


Three Latinas Discuss Their College-Bound Dreams

Editor’s Note: The following article is one in a series presented in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and designed to help parents prepare to send their kids off to college, brought to you by Colgate. What’s it like to be the first person in your family to attend college? For many Latino first generation college […]


8 Family Study Habits That Work

Just because you’ve put your school years behind you doesn’t mean you’re done with homework, book reports, and studying for finals. NYU’s Child Study Center reports that kids whose parents are involved with their academics do well in many different areas, including attendance, academics, and behaviorally. Here are eight tips to ensure that family time […]


Should You Tie Your Kids’ Allowance to Chores?

“It’s your turn to take out the garbage.” “Those dishes aren’t going to do themselves.” “Clean your room, or no computer time for you.” You’ve tried cajoling, or the threat of punishment, or even a good old-fashioned guilt trip to get your kids to do their chores. But Steve Siebold, author of the book How […]


10 Home Remedies for Kids

UPDATED August 1st, 2016 A lot of the items you have around the house—whether it’s foods from the fridge, the duct tape in your kitchen cabinet, or the air conditioner in the family room—can help ease a variety of your kids’ ailments, from bee stings to sore throats to upset stomachs and more.

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Teen Pregnancy: What To Do?

According to statistics, almost one million teenage girls become mothers every year. And DoSomething.org reports that in 2008, “the teen pregnancy rate among African-American and Hispanic teen girls, age 15 to 19, was over two and a half times higher than the teen pregnancy rate among white teen girls of the same age group.” If […]