Teen

5 Tips To Help Single Moms Raise Sons Thumbnail 5 Tips To Help Single Moms Raise Sons Thumbnail

As a child, I played with dolls. I had all types of dolls. Dolls that drank from a bottle, wet their diapers and called me “Mama”. They listened when I talked, sat still as I read bedtime stories and went to bed when I said they should. They never complained, rolled their eyes or sassed [...]

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17 Full of Possibilities Thumbnail 17 Full of Possibilities Thumbnail

17 is full of possibilities. My son, you are more than I could ever have imagined. As a single mother, I feared you. Raising a child was not what I expected to be doing at 22. You interrupted my life. It seemed so full on the outside. But it was all a facade. Having you [...]

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Scholarships Available: Teen Technology Enthusiasts Wanted! Thumbnail Scholarships Available: Teen Technology Enthusiasts Wanted! Thumbnail

We, at Latina on a Mission, truly value education; we believe it to be one of the greatest assets available to this growing generation. That is why we make it a point to search and find new and exciting educational opportunities outside of the classroom, because we understand the great need for educated youth. NYC [...]

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Sons Should Come With A Disclaimer Thumbnail Sons Should Come With A Disclaimer Thumbnail

"You're my Wonder Mom." My tween proclaimed those words this past week. His back had been badly hurt playing Dodge-ball in school and he could not walk. As I lifted him up, I winched but did not let him see. He is no longer a baby. He weighs more then 105 lbs. Yet, last week [...]

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International Center of Photography Teen Scholarship Opportunity Thumbnail International Center of Photography Teen Scholarship Opportunity Thumbnail

Earlier this year my teen, Karl, took a class at the International Center of Photography. As a photographer, he truly enjoyed the experience. He not only learned how to navigate his way in a dark room, he learned how to sharpen his skills behind the lens, was able to network with guest artists and more! [...]

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My teen and I were recently talking about a girl he likes. He said she was smart, a leader and very pretty. In fact, he said she's so intellectual he knows he's going to have to connect with her mind before she will even notice him. He claimed he was going to have to step [...]

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As a single Mom with two boys it's fallen to me to take them to get their haircuts at the Barbershop. I admit the first few times I took Karl, I didn't know the names of the styles or what was in style at the moment. I just knew he needed a haircut! Once I [...]

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Disney wants to ignite a Teen's dreams with the Disney Dreamers Academy. The program includes an immersive 4 day program at the Walt Disney World Resorts. One hundred teens will be selected from applications to attend. It is sure to inspire and empower the attending youth to reach for their dreams! I plan on having [...]

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My sons are 1st generation Latinos. They were born here. I wasn't. As you can imagine, this has caused some conflict, particularly with dating. When my oldest was 10, I told him he would not be allowed to date until he was 16 and he never forgot. The day he turned sixteen was HUGE. It [...]

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PAID Teen Internship at the Apollo Thumbnail PAID Teen Internship at the Apollo Thumbnail

As a mother of a teen I'm always on the lookout for exciting internship opportunities for my son. They provide him with a glimpse of what the world has to offer, while also giving him a brief look into a variety of fields. As my Mami always used to say, ¿Cómo vas a saber lo [...]

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