Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

How to Talk About the News of Family Separations at the Border
Maria O Alvarez
Dir. Latino Content & Outreach | Mom of two
I never had to cross the border by risking my life in the desert or jumping over "La Bestia," the Mexican "Death Train" many Central Americans use to get to the U.S. to seek a better life. But I know... read more

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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
5 Apps to Boost Math Skills over the Summer
Daily math practice doesn't have to be -- and, in fact, shouldn't be -- drill-and-kill. Summer is a great opportunity to make learning more fun with apps that add a gaming element to key skills such... 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 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 online network you check... read more
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How to Raise a Happy Kid in the Digital Age
Happiness is a warm puppy. If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. Don't worry, be happy! Rules for how to live happily are nothing new. But lately, our well-being -- and that of our kids... read more
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Viviana Reveron
Manager, Latino Content | Aunt of one
Cool Ideas for Enjoying the World Cup as a Family
Every American kid knows about the Super Bowl and the World Series. But the World Cup may be less familiar -- unless you play the so-called "beautiful game," or your family has roots in a soccer-... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Parents' Ultimate Guide to Snapchat
If you have tweens or teens, you know about Snapchat. And if you can't figure out how it works, you're like many parents. One of the most popular social media apps out there, Snapchat gives kids and... read more
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Should You Spy on Your Kid ... at Camp?
Today's camps -- both day camps and sleepover camps -- are in a bit of a catch-22 when it comes to sharing updates of the kids' days. Many know that parents want to see evidence, whether it's photos... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
5 Ways to Talk to Your Kids About Swearing -- and Why
As kids get older, they come across strong language in everything from YouTube videos to online comments. And lately, the amount of swearing in public discourse seems to have bumped up a few notches... 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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