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July 2016 Blog Posts (148)

Bullying Advice

Latinitas gave advice to questions about bullying.

"My friend was being bullied because she was too dark. I didn't know what to do since the boys didn't really care when people confronted them. What do I do in this type of situation when the boys don't listen?"

First, tell an adult. If the bullying is happening at school, tell a teacher. If it is happening in your neighborhood, tell a parent or guardian. Know that you are not being a tattle-tale by doing this; you are…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 5, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Ban Bossy

I'm going to ban bossy by...

  • I'm going to stop playing with my hair every time I speak up in class.
  • I'm going to start to raise my hand more.
  • I'm going to try new things.
  • I'm going to stop playing with my hair when I'm shy.
  • I'm going to pick up trash to make the world different.

Added by Latinitas Intern on July 5, 2016 at 10:42am — No Comments

Story of My Life

Hi, my name is Rossana and I am 11 years old. I was born on October 25th, 2004 in El Paso, TX. What I like to do is draw, dance, and chill with friends. I have one brother and one sister. I'm about to go to Ysleta Middle School. I want to be a doctor when I grow up.

I was born on July 3rd, 2003 in El Paso, TX in Las Palmas Hospital. I went to Canyon Hill Middle School. :) I was in AVID (for college readiness). I was raised in the FDR's. I went to Whitaker Elementary from…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 5, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

How to Motivate Yourself

Trying to find motivation is kind of like trying to find buried treasure; it’s a little difficult. Actually, it’s A LOT difficult. At least for me, anyway. I’ve always had trouble with motivation. So if motivation is something you struggle with too, here’s a little information that I learned from one of my psychology professors at UT-Austin.

 

Replace “should” with “could.” The word “should” saps motivation because it takes away your autonomy. Autonomy is what you have…

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Added by Kirsty Brewster on July 1, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Selena Quintanilla Gets a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.....FINALLY!

Also known as the "Queen of Tejano Music" she was adored by her many fans and was a role model for many young Latina girls.

Her star is set to debut of the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017. "It's about time" is one of the most prominent comments on the news because this is taking place 22 years after her death. She died March 31, 1995, in Corpus Christi, Texas by the President of her fan club/employee. 

Selena won "Best Female Vocalist of the Year"…

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Added by Rebecca Portillo on July 1, 2016 at 11:57am — No Comments

Latinitas Give Advice: How Can I get Through Bullying?

A letter is written to Latinitas anonymously and different Latinitas give their point of view and personal advice.

 

How can I get through bullying?

Bullying is tough. Adults and teachers and talk shows advise you to ignore the problem, but I know that's much much easier said than done. The good thing about bullying, is that it's based completely on falsehood. Anything that someone says to you that makes you feel…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 1, 2016 at 10:25am — No Comments

Latinitas Give Advice: How Can I Be More Independent?

A letter is written to Latinitas anonymously and different Latinitas give their point of view and personal advice.

 

What would help me in this scenario?

How can I be more independent as in taking care of myself and my family?

Both of my parents aren't home right now and I have to do things on my own now.

Umm this is hard to give advice to but I'm going through the same thing. I still…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 1, 2016 at 9:58am — No Comments

Latinitas Give Advice: My Friend is Depressed

A letter is written to Latinitas anonymously and different Latinitas give their point of view and personal advice.

My friend is depressed. She doesn't talk about how she feels.She struggles in school, was separated from her real mom and is being raised by her Grandmother. She is sad and lonely. How can I help her?

She can get professional help or to let go of her past and keep moving. She needs to understand that she's a strong and independent…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on July 1, 2016 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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