Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

  • Caroline Knorr
    Parenting Editor | Mom of one
    Now that Black Friday starts at many stores on Thanksgiving night, holiday shopping madness is in full swing even before you put away the leftovers. And many of the season's strongest sales pitches... read more
  • Sandie Angulo Chen
    Guest Blogger | Movie/DVD/Book Reviewer | Mom of three
    If you and your teens have lost countless hours devouring book series from the Hunger Games to Divergent to the Maze Runner -- and many more weekends seeing the movies based on the books -- you might... read more
  • Caroline Knorr
    Parenting Editor | Mom of one
    Shootings, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, end-of-the-world predictions -- even local news reports of missing kids and area shootings all can be upsetting news for adults, not to mention kids.... read more
  • Caroline Knorr
    Parenting Editor | Mom of one
    Toys that talk, tablets that "grow up" with your kid, and robots you build (and then order around) -- yep, this holiday is shaping up to be the techiest ever for kids. And if you think you've seen it... read more
  • Christine Elgersma
    Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
    For kids, the joys of friendship are often expressed in the photos they share on social apps such as Snapchat, Instagram, and WhatsApp. These types of photos -- the group shot from a day at the beach... read more

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Polly Conway
TV Editor
It's hard to believe, but the shows you used to race home to watch (way before On Demand, let alone streaming) are now considered classics. Nostalgic faves will always include old-school programs... read more
Michael Robb
Director of Research | Dad of two
For today's tweens and teens, technology is part of the fabric of everyday life. They're watching TV on lots of devices and using smartphones and tablets to maximum advantage -- texting, researching... read more
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Today's kids are immersed in media. More than ever before, tweens and teens are watching, reading, listening, creating, and communicating throughout their entire day. It's become harder to... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
We say this a lot, but we think it's worth repeating: It's important to get involved in your kids media lives -– and your kids will love it too (within reason!). But helping them become critical... read more
Ann Cattalini Sinclair
XQ Guest Blogger | Mom of three
Our friends from XQ: The Super School Project are rallying parents to rethink education and get involved in their kids' learning. For more information, please visit them at read more
Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
Among the many things we're grateful for this November are wonderful books for kids and teens. Check out our picks of some of the best reads of autumn.  Age 2 to 6 The Nonsense Show, by Eric Carle,... read more
Yalda T. Uhls
Director of Creative Community Partnerships | Mom of two
If you have a tween or a teen, the recent news that more people have died from taking selfies than from shark attacks probably came as no surprise. More than 90 percent of teens post photos of... read more
Just as Inside Out had plenty of conversation starters for parents and kids about feelings and growing up, The Peanuts Movie offers lots of positive messages you can talk about with your kids. And... read more


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