Get used to new way of traveling

Commentary by Tere Siqueira In a COVID-19 world, it is essential to learn a new way of traveling.The World Travel and Tourism Council has developed an extensive range of protocols to cover the new normal for providers as diverse as airlines, shops, hotels and restaurants. Travelers must get used to following those protocols. If you […]

Parents seek balance when monitoring children’s online activities

By Roberta Pardo Virtually all kids born in this century are digital natives.In keeping with that, kids as young as 5 know how to use cell phones or iPads. Thus, parents are faced with the decision of whether to monitor their children’s device usage — and how closely to do so.Parents find themselves trying to […]

Voces Consulares: No, it’s not a game!

A hurtful joke or hitting someone “jokingly” are expressions of violence that can escalate and put at risk the integrity and even the life of a person.Violence between romantic partners, husbands and wives or even when dating, occurs when the limits of a healthy relationship are unknown or are simply surpassed.Toxic relationships generally affect women, […]

How to communicate better with your children

Commentary by Chara More than ever, it is important to have good relationships with your children so you can help them and support them.Communication is key to developing your relationships with your children. Here are some ways to help you maintain good communication with your children: *Have a nice conversation: Try to start a conversation […]

Voces Consulares: Center for Information and Assistance to Mexicans

For almost ten years, the Center for Information and Assistance to Mexicans (CIAM) has contributed to the service capacities of the 51 consular offices of Mexico in the United States, serving as a point of contact that provides a humane, professional and opportune assistance and consular protection to our fellow nationals.The CIAM 24/7 seven-days-a-week hotline […]

How to celebrate Children Day’s at home

Commentary by Tere SiqueiraThis Friday (April 30) is a special day in Mexico. That is when the country observes Children’s Day.As Wikipedia and other sources state, the World Conference on the Welfare of Children officially declared an International Children’s Day in 1925. Since then, countries worldwide have designated dates to stage their national observances of […]

Make the most of graduating during the pandemic

Commentary by Tere Siqueira As someone who is finishing college this spring, I have a message for my fellow graduates: We should try to stay positive and make the most of the challenge of graduating under a pandemic.As part of the class of 2021, finishing college amid the pandemic has a bittersweet flavor for me […]

Voces Consulares: Awareness and tornado season 

Each year more than 100 tornadoes of diverse intensity are registered in the states of Kansas and Missouri, on average: about 60 take place in the Sunflower State, and about 50 in the Show Me State.There is little we can do to avoid them, but we can do a lot to prepare. A good prevention […]

Voces Consulares: What should I know about mental health?

Discussing mental health can be complicated because among us, our friends, family, colleagues or even in our own home there may be prejudices and obstacles preventing us from taking care of ourselves beyond our physical health, such as fear of asking for help or expressing feelings such as sadness or crying.Mental health is “a state […]