Parents Latina August - September 2017

Parents Latina helps you raise healthy, happy multicultural kids who are rooted in your family's heritage even as they shape America's future.

United States
Meredith Corporation
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US$ 7,99
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in english & español

THEY SAY it takes a village to raise a child. In the case of my daughters, there’s our Argentine babysitter, an artist extraordinaire and whiz at rainy-day fun. There’s my aunt, who loves to make my kids the same Colombian dishes I grew up eating. And there’s my mom, who can magically soothe away any parenting woe with a home remedy or wise proverb. These women are multicultural, multilingual, and multigenerational. I’m guessing, so are the members of your village. That’s why we’re bringing our sister publication, Ser Padres, into the pages of Parents Latina with an all-Spanish section (page 53). Even if you aren’t fluent in the language, someone in your circle surely is. And now, when your mamá or prima picks up this magazine, she’ll find content that speaks…

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nuestra sección ser padres

La crianza que las mamás latinas damos a nuestros hijos está atravesada por dos culturas y dos idiomas: el de nuestra patria de origen y el del país en el que hemos elegido vivir. Por eso, a partir de ahora, Parents Latina reflejará toda esa riqueza con una sección en español ( página 53 ), donde encontrarás historias que dan apoyo a los padres para tener una familia sana y feliz. Esa fue, por 27 años, la misión de la marca Ser Padres . Y seguirá siendo nuestra meta en estas páginas y en .…

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we asked. you answered!

My daughter, Lacey, 8, has learned loyalty thanks to our dog, Toby. They have a special bond: Toby has always slept on Lacey’s bed, right in the crook of her legs. He would rather spend time with her than anyone else. Because of that devotion, Lacey puts his needs first. They are very protective of each other. —CYNTHIA DUARTE; EAST LOS ANGELES, CA Interacting with and observing our pets—Sparkles, a tabby, and Killer, a Labrador-and-spaniel mix—has helped my 2-year-old son, Jorge Jr., with his speech. Because he was born premature, we pay special attention to his development. He’ll soon start speech therapy, and I’m so encouraged by the fact that he can now identify the sounds each animal makes and mimic them. If I ask him about our dog, he’ll bark and…

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triple threat

I’ve always had a strong desire to work with the people from my mom’s native Guatemala. The culture is so rich, and the artisans are very talented. That’s why I founded the textile company Nena & Co. We take traditional, handwoven fabrics and turn them into bohemian-chic bags and accessories. Having my own business is demanding, but I’ll work all night if I can spend all day with my babies, Penelope, Alejandra, and Ethan, 15 months . I answer emails and take meetings at home while they nap, and I turned my office at Nena & Co. into a nursery. Staying connected My husband, Jeremy, and I try to do things that make us feel like we’re still dating, something more engaging than just dinner and a movie. We’ll go on…

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good fish, bad fish

The FDA and EPA have released a super-helpful list of which seafood is safe to eat when you have a bump and which is not, because of high mercury levels. “Too much mercury can hurt a baby’s brain and affect vision and hearing later in life,” says Jennifer Shu, M.D., a pediatrician in Atlanta. But eating the right fish can boost your baby-to-be’s brain development. • Green light Salmon, cod, tilapia, sea bass, clams, shrimp, and scallops are some of the best choices for your two to three servings of fish a week. • Yellow light You can have one 4-ounce serving a week of mahi-mahi, halibut, albacore white tuna, or yellowfin tuna. • Red light Orange roughy, swordfish, bigeye tuna, shark, and king mackerel should never be on your plate while you’re…

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potty relief

Trying to get your toddler to pee into the bowl? Follow this expert advice from Jen L’Italien, certified potty-training consultant in Portland, Maine, and founder of Oh Crap Potty Training From ME to You. » Clean up together. Going anywhere other than the toilet takes a lot longer to clean. Tackle the mess with wet wipes or super-absorbent cloth diaper pre-folds. Then have your kid wash her hands to reinforce the importance of post-potty soap and water. » Review proper form. Remind a boy that he needs to hold down his penis while he pees to aim into the bowl. Make sure girls sit squarely on the seat with both feet planted on the ground—half on and half off can lead to spills. » Use bathtime. It’s easier to go over wiping technique…