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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After Kubo and the Two Strings
Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic adventure set in an alternative fantasy Japan, with strong themes of courage and teamwork. And despite its peril and scary scenes, at heart this Common Sense Seal-... read more
10 TV Kids Who Totally Crush It
Ever since the days of Leave It to Beaver and Father Knows Best, TV kids have been a big hit with kid audiences. Young characters are more than relatable. Their age makes them trustworthy, too. And... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Harry Potter World Brings Books to Life
For the average kid, Universal Studios’ The Wizarding World of Harry Potter looks like any other expertly designed part of the theme park. But for true fans of the Harry Potter books -- including the... read more
Amanda Nojadera
Editorial Associate | Aunt of two
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After Pete's Dragon
Pete’s Dragon (2016) is a delightful remake of Disney’s 1977 live-action/animated classic, but there are a few dark and sad moments that might upset younger or more sensitive kids. Which means that... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
The Only Back-to-School Cell Phone Rules Your Kids Really Need
Whether your kid is heading to school toting a brand-new device or is already a cell-phone pro, you want everyone on the same page about the dos and don'ts. (Get more information on cell-phone... read more
Michael Robb
Director of Research | Dad of two
Why Device-Free Dinners Are a Healthy Choice
It may seem obvious that eating dinner with your family is a good thing. Research provides plenty of support for the importance of family dinner for kids: Learning vocabulary, fewer behavior problems... read more
Why Bots, Gifs, and Emojis Are Your Kid's New BFFs
The promise of technology has always been to make everyday tasks easier and faster. Once upon a time, this meant microwaves and remote controls, but now digital tools can cut just about every corner... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
10 Websites All Kids Should Bookmark
Websites come and go -- but the ones that are truly useful stick around for the long term. For students, having a few go-tos in your back pocket whenever you need to exercise some math muscles, build... read more


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