Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
The Ultimate Parent-Vs.-Gadget Grudgematch
Let's be clear: No one needs a robot. Or a rubber ducky that puts your baby to sleep. Or even a toothbrush that comes with a game. But it might be nice to have a gadget do your parenting work for you... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
Books to Read Before They're Movies in 2017
Hollywood's love affair with books isn't showing any signs of stopping in 2017. Big movie hits like the Harry Potter franchise, the Hunger Games trilogy, Coraline, and The Fault in Our Stars show... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Ultimate Clean-Slate Handbook
We tell our kids that everyone makes mistakes -- and we mean it -- but if the last year was a rough one, it can be hard to bounce back. Past struggles with grades, organization, and friends are easy... read more
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How Girls Are Seeking (and Subverting) Approval Online
It's not a law that you have to post a selfie before, during, and after every activity. But for kids, it's pretty much mandatory. The resulting likes, thumbs-ups, and other ratings all get tallied,... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Watch Out! Classic Movies with Old-Fashioned Gender Roles
I understand why my 6-year-old daughter loves princess stories, but that doesn't mean I'm thrilled when her pretend play involves falling in love with a prince, getting married, and living happily... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
5 Ways Parents of Preschoolers Can Raise a Body-Positive Kid
How's this for a scary statistic: Studies show that kids as young as 5 say they don’t like their bodies. Common Sense Media's survey of body-image research shows that parents play a huge role in... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
7 Media Resolutions Every Family Should Make in 2017
Working out and eating right are at the top of most people's New Year's resolutions. But as tough as those are, nothing compares with the challenge of a healthy media diet. There are screen-time... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Sing"
From the producers of the Despicable Me films, Sing is an animated comedy with an A-list voice cast, catchy pop songs, and cute animal characters -- as well as some peril and danger, slapstick laughs... read more
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