Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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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
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
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
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


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