Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Celebrity Influence on Kids

Common Sense
Common Sense Media, Common Sense Education, Common Sense Kids Action
What Should We Tell Our Kids? Be Tomorrow's Leaders, Today
In the wake of this divisive election, its often ugly and frightening rhetoric, and its widely unexpected result, parents and teachers are struggling with what to say to students and kids. Regardless... read more
Maria O Alvarez
Dir. Latino Content & Outreach | Mom of two
5 Latino YouTubers You Want to Discover
Five up-and-coming Latino YouTube celebrities are breaking barriers -- and breaking records -- by mixing Spanish and English on their successful channels. Their videos prove that content that... read more
Maria O Alvarez
Dir. Latino Content & Outreach | Mom of two
Hidden Talents: 8 Latino Voices in Animated Films
Not long ago, animated shows only trotted out Latino characters (think Speedy Gonzales from Looney Tunes and Pedro the Chihuahua from Lady and the Tramp) as cartoonish stereotypes of Hispanic culture... read more
Maria O Alvarez
Dir. Latino Content & Outreach | Mom of two
Be Inspired by TV's Latina Role Models
"Diversity" is a lot more than the latest buzzword in Hollywood. When kids see positive portrayals of people who share their background and culture on TV, it can be truly life-changing. It plants the... read more
10 TV Kids Who Totally Crush It
Ever since the days of Leave It to Beaver and Father Knows Best, TV kids have been a big hit with kid audiences. Young characters are more than relatable. Their age makes them trustworthy, too. And... read more
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Polly Conway
TV Editor | Aunt of two
15 Shows That Are Great for Girls (and Boys)
Let's face it: Girls are still sorely underrepresented on TV. According to the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, nearly three-quarters of speaking parts in kids' entertainment are male... read more
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
10 Female Pop Culture Icons We Want Our Kids to Admire
"Sugar, spice, and everything nice" sounds hopelessly out of touch in today's world, right? Well, then what's with all the sexy, pouty, getting-by-on-looks-alone female celebs? Women who kick butt,... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
10 Great Role Models for Boys
Let's play fill in the blank: "You swing like a g---"; "Boys don't c--"; "Be a m--." If you think it's easy to guess the answers, imagine how boys feel. From chisel-chested action stars to scorched-... read more


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