Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

How I Got My Toddler Back on Books After She Got a Taste of Screen Time
Angela Zimmerman
Senior Manager, Editorial Partnerships | Mom of one
When I opened the gates to screen time for my 2-year-old daughter, I was planning to limit it to airplanes and sick days. But with TV and tablets came a whole new colorful world that hooked my tot... read more

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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
What Parents Need to Know About Virtual Reality
Everyone who's tried it agrees: Virtual reality is mind-blowing. Once you strap on that headset, you truly believe you're strolling on a Parisian street, careening on a roller coaster, or immersed in... read more
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How to Download Kids' Apps Smarter (and Cheaper)
Maybe you're about to wait in a soul-crushing line at the DMV with your 4-year-old. Maybe your kid is begging to use the iPad as if life depended on it. Or maybe there are particular skills and... read more
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The Bare Minimum You Should Do to Protect Your Family's Data
For a lot of families, technology is maybe not a way of life but the glue that holds everything together. There's your kid's Instagram feed you follow to see what they're up to. There's your school's... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Parents' Ultimate Guide to YouTube Kids
So many kids love watching videos on YouTube, it seemed like a slam dunk for Google to create a special app specifically for the online video service's youngest fans. And while YouTube Kids offers a... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
News Literacy 101
Among hearing opinions at home, talking with friends, learning from teachers, reading things online or in print, and seeing news on television, kids have a lot of information to sift through and a... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
5 Strategies for Getting Kids off Devices
"Just a sec," say nine out of 10 parents answering an email when their kid asks them for something. If it's hard for us to jump out of the digital world, just imagine you're 3 and the lines between... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How to Help Kids Dodge Cigarette, Vaping, and Pot Marketing and Stay Smoke-Free
Whether or not you smoke cigarettes or support legalizing marijuana, you probably don't want your kids lighting up. But the rise of e-cigs, vaporizers like the Juul, and decriminalized pot may make... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | 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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