Parenting articles

Education expert says Latino parents must create mandate for their children to succeed in school

By Maria de Lourdes Perez Ramírez LatinaLista María and Luis Durán do not speak a word in English nor have a formal education. Yet, the couple who came to the US from El Salvador in 1989 was the critical element in their two children’s educational success. Success that happens because of what Mariela Dabbah, a

From immigrant moms to queer mothers, new e-card tool creates Mother’s Day cards for today’s unique families

LatinaLista — The definition of family has not only evolved — as evident by President Obama’s recent declaration about same-sex marriage — but has expanded to include those not usually seen on Hallmark cards. Take for instance mothers. Everyone knows that not all moms are the same but given the lack of variety in choosing

New report shows the U.S. still failing new parents in providing protections for paid leave

LatinaLista — Nobody argues that parenting is hard work, and with all due respect to stay-at-home moms, those moms who find themselves having to return to work after giving birth to provide a decent quality of life for themselves and their children all too often suffer more stress and angst than their stay-at-home counterparts. While

Over 20,000 Latino children waiting to be adopted as National Adoption Month winds down

LatinaLista — November is National Adoption Month. As of Sept. 2010, according to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) report, there were 408,425 children in the foster care system. Latino children comprised over 84,000 who were in the foster care system in 2010; a little over 11,000 were adopted. It’s reported