Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Maria O Alvarez
Dir. Latino Content & Outreach | Mom of two
Hidden Talents: 8 Latino Voices in Animated Films
Not long ago, animated shows only trotted out Latino characters (think Speedy Gonzales from Looney Tunes and Pedro the Chihuahua from Lady and the Tramp) as cartoonish stereotypes of Hispanic culture... read more
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Maria O Alvarez
Dir. Latino Content & Outreach | Mom of two
Be Inspired by TV's Latina Role Models
"Diversity" is a lot more than the latest buzzword in Hollywood. When kids see positive portrayals of people who share their background and culture on TV, it can be truly life-changing. It plants the... read more
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Maria O Alvarez
Dir. Latino Content & Outreach | Mom of two
10 Inspiring Movies for Latino Families
Movies or documentaries with topics that remind us of our traditions and culture are an easy way to entertain our families and spend some time together. They also create an opportunity to talk and... read more
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Maria O Alvarez
Dir. Latino Content & Outreach | Mom of two
Movies, Apps, Tips, and More to Celebrate Hispanic and Latino Culture
Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual event that celebrates and spreads awareness of Hispanic and Latino culture. Common Sense Media is joining the celebration by highlighting advice and great media... read more
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Maria O Alvarez
Dir. Latino Content & Outreach | Mom of two
10 Influential Latino Media Role Models
Positive media role models have a huge influence on kids -- especially those who don't often see themselves represented positively in the media. But as more Latinos receive global acclaim for their... read more
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Maria O Alvarez
Dir. Latino Content & Outreach | Mom of two
7 Ways to Use Media and Tech to Raise Bilingual Kids
Whether you speak Spanish or just want your kids to learn it, raising bilingual kids is a big commitment. But even though it can be challenging, it's definitely worth the effort. Many studies confirm... read more
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