Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Scary Movies Tips
Scariness comes from fear of the unknown, from surprise, and from fears about the loss of a loved one. Different things scare different children; it's not always possible to predict what will... read more
Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
13 Cool STEM Books for Kids Who Love Science (and More)
Digital tools that engage kids in the process of scientific discovery get a lot of STEM attention (deservedly so), but reading also hooks kids on science, technology, engineering, and math. There's a... read more
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Maria O Alvarez
Dir. Latino Content & Outreach | Mom of two
5 Latino YouTubers You Want to Discover
Five up-and-coming Latino YouTube celebrities are breaking barriers -- and breaking records -- by mixing Spanish and English on their successful channels. Their videos prove that content that... read more
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
Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Queen of Katwe"
Queen of Katwe is the inspiring true story of a girl from the slums of Uganda who becomes a chess champion. This Common Sense Seal honoree has many hard scenes, but they're accompanied by strong... read more
Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Storks"
Storks is a clever, action-packed adventure that offers a mix of laugh-out-loud jokes, moments of suspenseful peril, and positive messages about teamwork and more. Which means that this Common Sense... read more
Gender-Fluid Apps and Games
The days of puppy dog tails and sugar and spice may be fading, but being born a girl or boy still carries certain expectations. And while what's expected from both genders has become more flexible... read more
Amanda Nojadera
Editorial Associate | Aunt of two
Top Common Core Games and Apps
Having trouble finding Common Core-aligned technology to boost your kids' learning? Though the new curriculum's rollout has prompted lots of questions and concerns, many quality apps and games... read more
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