MIAMI, FL – August 19, 2016 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Los Tweens & Teens (, the bilingual e-magazine for the years after kindergarten and before college, and the Miami-based parenting & therapy center, The Nest: Stop Parenting Alone, announce their second co-produced parenting event set for Thursday, September 8th in Miami.

The transitions from Elementary to Middle School and Middle School to High School can be jarring. This event aims to help parents manage the changes and challenges their family will face with practical tips about how to assist teens with their new school settings and situations leading up to college. 

“This is the second co-produced event with our partners at The Nest as a natural extension from our online content partnership via the editorial series titled ‘Ask Lina.’ Our goal is to continuously be a bilingual resource for proactive advice, tips and ideas from a real parenting perspective for our growing community of families with older kids,” said Cristy Clavijo-Kish, creator and co-publisher of Los Tweens & Teens.

Timed specifically during back-to-school season, the event will feature a panel that includes experienced parents of middle and high school-students, a teacher who can provide facts and tips on the educational changes and challenges, and a developmental expert and psychotherapist who will address the emotional and neurological shifts in this age group. Guests will be able to ask questions, as well as mingle with other parents going through the same transitions.

“We know that with school transitions, most tweens and teens need to try on and discover different personas, social groups, and emotional responses, all of which are confusing to their well-intentioned parents. This event will help parents better understand their adolescent children so together they can thrive during this transition time – rather than just survive it,” said Lina Acosta, The Nest founder.

Please see details of “How To Get Middle School & High School Right” below:
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: The Nest 1221 Southwest 27th Avenue Suite 301 Miami, FL, 33135
Cost: $40 for one person, $60 for a couple (tickets can be purchased HERE)
The Panel will include:

Lina Acosta Sandaal – The Nest Founder, Child Development Expert and mother of two

Cristy Clavijo-Kish – Los Tweens & Teens Founder and mother of teen twins

Noralis Dilan – Elementary school teacher and mother of two ages 5 and 15

Eileen Heffernan Lopez – Middle school teacher and mother of two

Tyrone Sandaal – High school teacher and father of two

The panel will discuss:

— Expectations and tips to hold on to your family values during this transition

— Fears, worries, and concerns about this transition

— Development – educational, neurological and emotional

About Los Tweens & Teens
Created in 2011 by Latina Mompreneur, Cristy Clavijo-Kish, Los Tweens & Teens ( is the only bilingual e-magazine to focus on helping parents & guardians provide “positive influence for the in-between years of 7-17” when children are no longer babies but they aren’t yet adults. The platform covers content about trending topics, family travel, product reviews, videos, recipes, how-to’s, beauty and fashion from the perspective of moms and for the adolescents themselves. Los Tweens & Teens’ unique content features child expert advice, as well as original editorial series like “Ask Lina,” “LifeEDU,” and “Mentors4Teens.” The site has partnered with a variety of brands, including Ford Motor Company, Neutrogena, and Microsoft, and is part of the blogger influencer network, DiMe Media.
About The Nest: Stop Parenting Alone
The Nest ( is a Miami-based parenting & therapy center founded on the idea that with the right information parents always make the right choices for their children. They apply information and research in attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, child-parent psychotherapy and real life parenting experiences towards the goal that each family find their authenticity and become their truest selves. Services include: one-on-one sessions, workshops, events and an online parenting support.