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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
School-Readiness Boosters for Kids with Learning and Attention Issues
For kids with special needs, the idea of heading back to school is both fun and fraught. Keeping up with academics, staying on top of tasks, and managing relationships each offer challenges and... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Explaining the News to Our Kids
Shootings, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, end-of-the-world predictions -- even local news reports of missing kids and area shootings all can be upsetting news for adults, not to mention kids.... read more
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Apps to Help Keep Track of What Your Kids Are Doing Online
As kids become more independent, we want to foster their sense of responsibility and give them room to prove themselves. But it can be difficult to navigate this natural separation, especially when... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
30 Cool Things Kids Can Learn Online (for Free!)
With summer in full swing, lots of kids (and parents) are going online for ideas to keep busy. At Common Sense, we're partial to activities that are a little, well, different. We've rounded up 30... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Social Media Apps Parents Should Know About
Remember when we worried that 140-character tweets would ruin kids' attention spans? Now that seems quaint next to some of the social media that's gobbling up our teens' time: messages that disappear... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After The BFG
There are plenty of dark moments in director Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved fantasy book -- but lots of heart, too. Which means that this Common Sense Seal-honored story of the... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
What Kids Will Remember Forever from Watching the Olympics With You
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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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After Finding Dory
Finding Dory -- Pixar's poignant, long-awaited (13 years!) sequel to Finding Nemo -- is emotionally satisfying, full of lovable old and new characters, and, just as Dory herself would want, utterly... read more
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