Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Jim Steyer
CEO and Founder | Dad of four
I am pleased to announce that today, Common Sense Media is launching a Spanish-language blog and video page in order to better communicate with an important and growing segment of parents and... read more
Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
Guest blogger | mom of one
My 9-year-old and I are on page 519 of The Book Thief. In eight long months of reading it aloud to him at night, there were several times when I questioned my choice of this particular bedtime story... read more
Unless you're single, you might not be familiar with dating apps such as Tinder, where users can quickly swipe through prospective dates. But it's likely your teen knows all about these apps -- even... read more
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Jeff Haynes
Senior Editor, Video Games & Websites | Dad of one
When you look at your kids playing video games, you might worry they're wasting time and energy passively staring at a screen and pressing buttons. But what if their play time was actually a creative... read more
Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
Why is the shortest month the one with the most to celebrate? Fear not -- we have books to recommend for all ages that are just right for Valentine's Day, Presidents Day, and Black History Month.... read more
Gone are the days of Facebook as a one-stop shop for all social-networking needs. Recent reports go back and forth on teens' favorite digital hangout, but the fact is that these days, teens are... read more
Polly Conway
Websites Editor
Things are getting better for women in film and TV, from Divergent's Tris to Frozen''s supersisters Anna and Elsa. But female characters haven’t fared so well in the video game world, where they're... read more
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Turning to celebs to look for role models is a tricky business, especially when it comes to admiring their appearance. For many actresses, athletes, and artists, keeping their bodies slim or muscular... read more


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