Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Apps to Watch Out for in 2019
Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Parent Education | Mom of one
It's a new year, and that means new apps on your tweens' and teens' phones. While the old standbys like Snapchat and Instagram are still going strong, there's no shortage of social media, video-... read more

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How to Set Parental Controls on the Xbox One
For kids who love Microsoft's Xbox One, it's all about the games. Cuphead, Forza Horizon, and Ori and the Blind Forest are the Xbox titles that make gamers keep coming back for more. However, the... read more
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How to Set Parental Controls on the Nintendo Switch
In a field including the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, the Nintendo Switch comes out as the best game console for families with young kids. Its ultra-user-friendly design, wide selection of kid-... read more
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6 Fortnite Secrets Kids Know But You Don't
Any parent with a Fortnite fiend in their house knows the struggle: How do I keep up with the game's everchanging features, customs, and lingo? And -- even more importantly -- how do I keep kids safe... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
5 Media Resolutions Every Family Should Make in 2019
What do you remember from 2018? Did you share pics of your kid on Facebook? Did you sneak a peek at their texts with their friends? Did you yell at them to get off their devices? Did you watch a... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
As "Fortnite" Blows Up, Parents Need to Up Their Game
Does your kid talk endlessly about Tilted Towers and V-Bucks? Do his shouts of "Revive me! Revive me!" ring throughout your home? Have you considered moving to a remote island without internet access... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Best Family Movies of 2018
From superhero adventures to eagerly anticipated sequels to groundbreaking role models and representations, these movies offer the best of 2018 for kids, teens, and families. They entertained us,... read more
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Sandie Angulo Chen
Guest Blogger | Movie/DVD/Book Reviewer | Mom of three
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
Sometimes intense but always rousingly entertaining, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is everything a great family movie should be: It's laugh-out-loud funny, appealing to parents and kids of all... read more
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Jeff Haynes
Senior Editor, Video Games & Websites | Dad of one
14 Tools to Turn Game-Obsessed Kids into Genuine Game Designers
When you look at your kids playing video games, you might worry they're wasting time and energy passively staring at a screen and pressing buttons. But what if their play time was actually a creative... read more
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