Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Sex in the Media

Talking About "Sexting"
Sexting among teens is, unfortunately, pretty common. Many parents are shocked to hear how casually teens discuss how prevalent it is. And, while experts differ on statistics, a 2009 study conducted... read more
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Common Sense Editors and Staff
Boys, Girls, and Media Messages
In today's 24/7 media world, girls and boys are flooded with messages about how they should look and act. Whether in toy stores, advertisements, TV shows, movies, or games, the images and stories... read more
Watch Out! 100 Movies You (Might) Regret Showing Your Kids
During a recent visit, our old friends decided the time was right to watch one of their longtime favorite movies, Roxanne (the 1987 Steve Martin romcom based on Cyrano de Bergerac), with their kids... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Thanks, Carl's Jr., for Making It Easy to Talk About Super Bowl Sexism
The first commercial fail of the Super Bowl is in, and the winner is Carl's Jr. The burger chain's attention-grabbing, super sexy "Au Naturel" ad is tasteless, sure, but it's also out of step with... read more
When Good Role Models Go Bad
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
Best and Worst Pop Culture Moments of 2014
Fifteen minutes of fame used to sound too short. But now -- with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a thousand other ways to get news instantly -- fame is more fleeting than ever. One minute you're... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
What Kids Can Learn from Shia, Kanye, Miley, and Justin Bieber
You know that moment when your kids are learning something new -- crossing the street, say, or riding a bike -- and you see it go terribly wrong? Maybe the light changes, or their wheel turns the... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
My Daughter Wants to Download Raunchy Music
I've come to terms with hearing my kids mimic certain iffy words they hear on the radio, but when my 8-year-old daughter asked me to download a few songs off iTunes for the first time, I was not... read more


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