Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Apps Stirring Up Trouble in Schools
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Ask any middle or high school teacher what their biggest classroom challenge is, and it's pretty much guaranteed they'll say "cellphones." Makes sense. Today, 95 percent of teens have access to a... read more

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17 Apps and Websites Kids Are Heading to After Facebook
Gone are the days of Facebook as a one-stop shop for all social-networking needs. While it may seem more complicated to post photos on Instagram, share casual moments on Snapchat, text on WhatsApp,... read more
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Polly Conway
Senior TV Editor | Aunt of two
Summer TV You Can Feel Good About (with Activities!)
Summer means fun stuff like swimming, camping, bike riding, and ... lots of TV. According to a study by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, kids watch about 20 more minutes of TV a... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Help! My Kid Wants to Use Social Media
After months of asking, you took the plunge, and now your kid has a phone. Inevitably, soon after the smartphone comes social media (insert parental scream). For most parents, social media feels... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Help Tweens and Teens Clean Up Their Feeds
You know that girl from TV -- the one whose Instagram always looks perfect even with #nofilter? Or what about that amazing singer on musical.ly whom you can’t believe is only 14? And then there's... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
10 Questions About EdTech to Ask Your Kid's Teacher
Edtech, or Learning with technology, incorporates everything from Common Core standards and STEM initiatives to coding classes -- and it's finally becoming part of many K–12 classrooms. When a school... read more
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Parents' Ultimate Guide to Roblox
Gamers are a loyal bunch. Some are devoted to Fortnite. Some love Minecraft. And around the world, some several million are majorly into Roblox. Offering both intense multiplayer gaming and a... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
Don't Miss These 7 Awesome Podcasts for Little Kids
Your kid's new favorite magazine might just be ... a podcast? That's right, Goofus and Gallant from Highlights magazine are going high-tech, and they're not alone. They're joining rebel girls,... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
10 Must-Listen Podcasts for Tweens and Teens
Move over, YouTube, there's a new game in town, and guess what? It's totally screen-free. That's right: Podcasts are growing in popularity with families -- and for good reason. They give you an... read more
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