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Healthy media habits

Deborah Gilboa MD
Guest blogger
You've heard of helicopter parenting. But how about those parents who don't only hover -- they're out there in front of their kids clearing every obstacle? I call them "snow blower" or "lawnmower... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Editorial Manager, Ratings and Reviews | Mom of two
Boys have it pretty good when it comes to TV. From Sid the Science Kid and Jake and the Never Land Pirates to Psych and Modern Family, great male characters are everywhere. In fact, 70 percent of... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes there's one key book that captures a kid's imagination and opens him or her up to the exciting world of fiction. Other times, a... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Watching sports with your kids is one of life's great pleasures. If you're usually careful about how much TV they watch, then the big game can be an exciting occasion -- and something to savor... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Editorial Manager, Ratings and Reviews | Mom of two
The Olympic Games can be such an inspiring and exciting time to watch TV as a family. But beyond the fantastic feats, breathtaking speed, and colorful outfits, there are plenty of opportunities to... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Editorial Manager, Ratings and Reviews | Mom of two
When big news breaks, it's easy to get caught up in following the news online. But while the Internet -- from major news sites to Twitter -- can be a valuable place to find useful information, it... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
From the iPotty to The Smurfs 2, 2013 gave us some real stinkers. And attention-grabbing stories about cyberbullying and sexting seemed to dominate the news. But for a lot of parents, the negative... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Instagram. Snapchat. Facebook. Everyday there's some new thing we parents need to figure out. Getting up to speed -- plus giving our kids guidance and limits -- is a daily challenge. You don't... read more
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