kk2Family travel is the best way to open children’s eyes to new cultures and their minds to new experiences. But, as Dre Parker (played by the charming Jaden Smith) learns when his mom moves him to China in Sony’s “The Karate Kid” movie, sometimes the new world can be brutal.

During our Oct. 4 TravelingMom Monday Twitter party, we’ll talk about bullying, fitness and travel, thanks to our sponsor, Sony Pictures’ “The Karate Kid,” which will be released on DVD Oct. 5. Join us from 9-10 pm ET and share your tips for helping kids adjust to new experiences and deal with bullying.

Wondering what the heck is a Twitter party? We can help.

Party Details:

What: Karate Kid Twitter party; use hashtags #TMOM and #KarateKid
When: Oct. 4, 9-10 pm ET (8-9 CT, 7-8 MT, 6-7 PT)
Topic: New cultures, Bullying, Helping children adjust/enjoy new travel experiences
Why: To talk travel and win great prizes.
Who: Our panel for this party will knock your socks off! Follow them all to see how they weigh in on our topics:  @kimorlando @cindyrichards @SupermomCentral @RoleMommy @CarissaRogers @mommyniri @Dadventurous @DadaRocks

kk1Along with this fun discussion Sony Pictures’ “The Karate Kid” is offering three great Sony Family Movie Night prize packages. Here’s all the info you need to enter to win:

Three Prizes to win:

Sony Family Movie Night Prize Package #1

Win: The Karate Kid DVD, a Zen Garden Set and Karate Kid plastic chopsticks

EZ as R-S-V-P:  This giveaway is even open to those of you who aren’t on Twitter. You can win without attending the party or sending a tweet. All you need to do is:

How to enter: RSVP for the party below by leaving your Twitter handle. If you don’t have a Twitter handle, you can still enter by leaving a comment below telling us why you aren’t on Twitter (i.e. “It’s stupid,” or “How can I say anything important in 140 characters or less?”)

If you are on Twitter and would like an additional entry, help us spread the word about TravelingMom Monday by tweeting:

#TMOM Twitter Party 10/4, 9pm ET – Helping kids cope w/ bullying & new cultures – celebrating Sony’s “The Karate Kid” release! #KarateKid 

Then come back here and leave a new comment telling us you tweeted the party promotion and you’ll get a second entry.  All entries must be made by 9:15pm ET on October 4.

Sony Family Movie Night Prize Package #2
Win: The Karate Kid DVD , Zen Garden Set ,Karate Kid Light-up Chopsticks, Karate Kid/Ying Yang Medallions

How to enter: To win this Family Movie Night prize pack, you need to do just one thing: Answer the designated giveaway question when it is tweeted out during the party. (The 10th tweeted correct answer will be selected.)

kk3Sony HUGE Grand Prize Family Movie Night Package
Win: Karate Kid Duffle Bag, Karate Kid towel, The Karate Kid DVD, Planet 51 DVD, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs BD/DVD combo pack, Open Season DVD, Gym Teacher: The Movie DVD, Spectacular! DVD, Taking 5 DVD, Little Miss Sunshine DVD, The Secret of Pirate Island DVD, Karate Kid Light-up Chopsticks, Karate Kid plastic chopsticks , Karate Kid/Ying Yang Medallions

How to enter:
To be entered to win this huge Sony Grand Prize Family Movie Pack, you must do TWO things:
1. RSVP for this party by leaving your Twitter handle below in the comment section AND
2. Join us from 9-10 pm Oct. 4 on Twitter and answer the designated giveaway question when it is tweeted out during the party.  (The 10th tweeted correct answer will be selected, and RSVP verified.  If the person who tweets out the 10th correct answer hasn’t RSVP’d, that person will be disqualified and the next answer will win, provided that person has RSVP’d and so on until we get someone who has done both these things.)

Winner will be chosen using random.org and have 48 hours to respond and claim your prize. Winners please DM your address to  @aidenscross and allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

See you at the party!