Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Michael Robb
Director of Research | Dad of two
Our New Research Shows Where Kids Get Their News and How They Feel About It
The news isn't what it used to be. What was once shared by newspapers, radio, and TV now comes in Snapchat stories, on Facebook Live broadcasts, in Twitter conversations, and through other new forms... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
What's the Best Game Console for Kids?
If your kids are at the age where you're considering buying a game console, now might be the right time. New developments, including the introduction of virtual reality to the Sony PlayStation and... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Catalog Data Coordinator | Kid at heart
13 Smartest Female Characters from Movies, TV, and Books
Move over, Sherlock Holmes -- the girl geniuses have arrived. These days, some of the smartest characters from kids' movies, TV shows, and books are female. And with research -- published in 2017... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Teaching Kids Media Smarts During Breaking News
When big news breaks, it's easy to get caught up in following the news online. But while the internet -- from major news sites to Twitter -- can be a valuable place to find useful information, it... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
News Literacy 101
If it's tough for us grown-ups to figure out what's real news and what's fake these days, imagine how difficult it is for kids. Among hearing opinions at home, talking with friends, learning from... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How Kids Can Resist Advertising and Be Smart Consumers
Commercials are nothing new. We all grew up with them and can probably sing a dozen or more jingles. What is new is how advertisers have adapted to digital media -- especially apps, websites, and... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Here's the Secret to Raising a Safe, Smart Kid
When it comes to parenting frustrations, nothing beats the challenges of setting screen limits, picking appropriate media, and figuring out Snapchat. We're raising "digital natives" but we're... read more
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Polly Conway
TV Editor | Aunt of two
10 Shows Parents and Teens Will Enjoy Watching Together
Watching TV with your teens has all kinds of pitfalls: out-of-the-blue raunchy sex scenes, a surprise bloodbath (Game of Thrones, anyone?), and other awkward moments you never wanted to share with... read more
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