Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Many parents struggle with exactly how much screen time is OK for their kids. Is a half-hour show OK but a full-length movie "bad"? The truth is, there is no magic formula. A healthy media diet is... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Just when you thought you had YouTube figured out, your kids have discovered a new form of video entertainment: the 6-second, looping "micro-videos" of Vine. Short, funny, and distinctly clued into... read more
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Liza Fowler
Marketing Coordinator
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, our fifth Common Sense Seal recipient, Song of the Sea, is a beautifully hand-drawn animated adventure story about Irish myths and legends.... read more
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Jeff Haynes
Senior Editor, Video Games & Websites | Dad of one
In today's digital age of tablets, cell phones, and Internet-connected devices, you have to wonder: Is there still room for toys? Well, if the products at the 2015 International Toy Fair were any... read more
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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
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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
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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
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