Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking

Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
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, and decriminalized pot may make your standard... read more
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It seems that there are only a few short years between the time a child star makes it big and when he or she starts making salacious headlines. From Miley Cyrus to Justin Bieber, good role models can... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Movies get R ratings from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for all kinds of reasons: "strong sexual content/nudity," "disturbing violence and terror," "some drug use," and so on. In... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Behind the smokescreen Cigarette marketing has come a long way. Today tobacco products are banned from commercials and smoking is on the decline. But don't be fooled. Tobacco companies still spend... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Your kids and teens get all sorts of messages about drinking and drugs from the media. And mostly what they see is that it’s fun and exciting and it’s what celebrities and popular people do. Not only... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Commercials are nothing new. We all grew up with them and can probably sing a dozen or more jingles. What is new is how advertisers have adapted to children’s media, using sneaky methods that don't... read more
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