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Jeannette Kaplun is a Latina mom of two, TV host, parenting author and blogger. She co-founded Todobebé and hosted the Viva la Familia TV show on Univision, but is now devoted to her newest bilingual venture Hispana Global. She loves to help others. Oh! And she wrote the parenting book in Spanish Todobebé: Todo lo que necesitas saber para el primer año de tu bebé" .

An award-winning journalist and internationally recognized parenting expert, Jeannette Kaplun has over 17 years of experience on TV, radio, online media and as a published author. Born in El Paso, Texas, and raised in Chile, Jeannette is truly bilingual and bicultural. She just launched her newest bilingual platform for Hispanic women, Hispana Global. Jeannette was also one of the hosts for the Climate Reality Project’s live broadcast 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report, in which she interviewed Nobel Prize laureate and former Vice President Al Gore.

She has also been a speaker at major conferences throughout the U.S., Mexico and Chile regarding content, social media, work/life balance and online communities, including BlogHer, Blogalicious, EVO, LATISM, Blissdom, Hispanicize, Social Media Week Miami, SheStreams and SheCon.

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5 Tips When Your Tween Goes On A School Trip

By Jeannette Kaplun |

My son is in fifth grade and just went on an exciting adventure: a four night school trip to our country’s capital. For the first time he boarded a plane without his family. Yes, I felt like crying.

I’m happy for him but there’s a part of me that just feels he grew up too fast. It’s as if this giant step left him all grown up and a part of me will forever lose the younger version of him after he actually enjoyed this overnight trip.

However, as parents, part of our role is to give our children the tools to be independent. I think school trips are a fantastic way of fostering responsibility, independence and also teach so many things you cannot learn in a classroom. Even if it means your tween leaves on an overnight trip.

5 Tips when your child goes on a school trip

As I prepared for this trip, I learned a few things. Here are my top tips when your child leaves on an overnight school trip:

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5 Tips When Your Tween Goes On A School Trip

Tips for your tween's overnight trip

As our kids grow up, we need to let them explore and be more independent. School trips are a great way to allow your tweens to feel more independent while they are under adult supervision.

In case you’re wondering, my son came back super happy, elated almost. Plus, he learned so much that I was happy we let him go.

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Jeannette Kaplun is a Latina mom of two, TV host, parenting author and blogger. She co-founded Todobebé and hosted the Viva la Familia TV show on Univision, but is now devoted to her newest bilingual venture Hispana Global. She loves to help others. Oh! And she wrote the parenting book in Spanish Todobebé: Todo lo que necesitas saber para el primer año de tu bebé. Read bio and latest posts → Read Jeannette's latest posts →

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