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Parents Latina

Parents Latina

June/July 2021

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

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United States
Meredith Corporation
R 28,41
R 114,05
6 Issues

in this issue

6 min
come on, curls!

TRANSITION TOOLS After the big lifestyle change that is motherhood, you may have found you don’t have the time, money, or desire to continue straightening treatments and are ready to embrace your natural texture. Let’s do it! First thing to know: Like your new mama role, reviving your curls comes with a transition period. “Give it a year,” says Cristina B., Panamanian and Puerto Rican mom-to-be and stylist at Rita Hazan Salon in New York. She has helped clients go natural and been through the process herself. “You might not love your hair in that first year, but eventually it will be softer, have more movement, shed less, and grow in fuller. It’s worth it.” For more words of wisdom, read the transitioning experiences from these three moms. 1. Christina Vega @christinavega The Panamanian…

5 min
con sed de salud

Concentrarte Más. Hay evidencias que muestran que la pérdida de apenas el uno por ciento del agua corporal afecta la función cognitiva. Mantener Tu Regularidad. Tomar mucha agua limpia el tracto intestinal e hidrata tus heces haciéndolas más blandas. Prevenir Dolores De Cabeza. Cuando tomas la cantidad de agua que te has propuesto, se genera un volumen constante de sangre que fluye a tu cerebro. Verte Más Radiante. Un estudio reveló que las mujeres que aumentaron la ingesta de agua por un mes tuvieron la piel más reluciente y saludable. Potenciar Tu Energía. Los investigadores han vinculado la deshidratación, aun siendo leve, con sentimientos de frustración y otros efectos que dañan el ánimo. Protegerte De Infecciones Urinarias. Un ensayo en la revista JAMA Internal Medicine publicado en 2018 encontró que las mujeres que diariamente comenzaron a beber más agua, contrajeron menos…

3 min
prep for a pet

Think on It You may be eager to welcome a pet into the familia. But first consider if you can manage the commitment of caring for a pet for the long haul. That could mean up to 15 years for a dog and up to 20 years for a cat. Puppies need to go out every hour until trained, says Emily Fromm, chief development officer at the Petfinder Foundation, in Tucson. And puppies and kittens need to be fed three times a day. “Kids should also plan to spend two hours a day playing with the animal and giving it stimulation and exercise,” she adds. Do a Practice Run Observe your kids with animals before adopting, says Kenny Lamberti, director of grassroots advocacy for Best Friends Animal Society. Pet sit for a friend,…

4 min
ages + stages

SCHOOL-AGE GET MOVING Kid-friendly cardio, like a game of fetch with the dog, can improve mental health. Researchers in Norway followed nearly 800 6-year-olds and found that those who regularly did exercises that left them a little breathless and sweaty had fewer symptoms of depression at age 8. —SUNNY SEA GOLD PREGNANCY Vitamin D Power Here’s another good reason to choose dairy products daily when you’re pregnant: Getting more foods rich in vitamin D, such as milk and yogurt, may slightly lower your child’s risk of having seasonal allergies, a study in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology found. Can’t do lactose? Salmon and eggs are also high in vitamin D. —SUNNY SEA GOLD PRESCHOOLER 200+ The number of words in a kid’s vocabulary by age 3 1,000+ The number of words in a kid’s vocabulary by age 4 SOURCE: AAP BABY How to…

6 min
grill and gather

Pinchos Chicken Skewers Prep Time 30 minutes Total Time 2 hours (includes marinating) Makes 10 skewers INGREDIENTS 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-in. pieces⅓ cup olive oil2 Tbs. white or apple cider vinegar4 tsp. adobo seasoning2 tsp. fresh chopped oregano2 tsp. soy sauce1½ tsp. cumin1 bay leaf2 medium green zucchini, sliced into ½-in.-thick rounds1 pt. cherry or grape tomatoes1 Tbs. olive oil½ cup Guava BBQ Sauce (recipe below) MAKE IT 1. Place chicken and next seven ingredients (through bay leaf) into a gallon-size zip-top bag. Seal and shake the contents to fully coat the chicken. Refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight. 2. Soak ten 8-in. wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes. (Snip off pointy ends if serving to young kids.) 3. Toss zucchini and tomatoes with olive oil in a medium bowl. Thread…

4 min
relax and read

AGES 5–6 Visual Tales Newbery Award winner MATT DE LA PEÑA, author of Milo Imagines the World, may love the written word, but he knows full well that nothing brings a story to life quite like images, especially for beginner readers. “We don’t talk enough about the value of following the visual story on the page, but it’s an important part of the journey toward reading text,” says the Mexican American dad of two, whose book picks are full of whimsical details and illustrations: Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away by Meg Medina “My 6-year-old daughter left behind her best amiga when we moved cross-country from New York to California. But this coming-of-age story, about a girl whose closest pal moves away, showed her that friendship can transcend distance.” A Song of Frutas by Margarita Engle “I challenge…