Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Celebrity Influence on Kids

Jim Steyer
CEO and Founder | Dad of four
For the latest in our new Our Friends' Favorites series, where we ask Common Sense Media friends and partners to share their top media picks, we asked Clinton Foundation leader (and Common Sense... read more
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If you're reading this blog, chances are you care about finding great media for your kids and that you want to spread the word about books, movies, and other media that you love. That's why we're... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
From Kim Kardashian to Honey Boo Boo, TV is full of outrageous characters who make us laugh, cringe, or scratch our heads in disbelief. Each year Common Sense Media takes a look at some of TV's most... read more
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My 5-year-old is one of those stereotypical boys. He loves cars, sports, bugs, burping, and anything else gross, fast, or motorized. But this spring, when he noticed the flowers blooming in our front... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Storytellers have always relied on stereotypes as a shorthand way of explaining characters. Stereotypes are easily recognizable and understandable -- like the dashing-but-clueless Prince Charming or... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Bob the Builder, Dora the Explorer, iCarly -- these are the characters our kids are growing up with, and the examples they set can make a big impression on kids' developing minds. As parents, we want... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
As parents, we have a natural instinct to choose who we want our kids to be friends with -- and who we'd rather they not hang around. The same instinct kicks in for media role models. We like Doc... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
When it comes to sex, violence, drinking, bullying, and other sensitive topics, you want messages about right and wrong to come from you -- not, say, Snooki from Jersey Shore. But surprisingly,... read more
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