Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking

When Good Role Models Go Bad
It seems that there are only a few short years between the time a celebrity makes it big and when he or she starts making salacious headlines. From child stars such as Miley Cyrus to Justin Bieber to... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How to Help Kids Dodge Cigarette, Vaping, and Pot Marketing and Stay Smoke-Free
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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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
7 R-Rated Movies That Are OK for Teens
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
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Smoking in the Media Tips
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
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Alcohol in the Media Tips
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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