Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Big Kids

Jeff Haynes
Senior Editor, Video Games & Websites | Dad of one
Video Games You Can Say Yes to After School
It's a modern-day dilemma: Do you ban gaming during the school week in hopes it will encourage more studying? Or do you use games as a reward for finishing homework but risk kids doing a rushed job?... read more
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So You Got a Parental Control … Now What?
You'd probably love to have a little more control over your kids' online lives. And sometimes -- like when they play multiplayer games, join social media, or binge-watch YouTube -- you'd like a lot... read more
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Merve Lapus
Sr. Director of Education Outreach | Dad of two
Hashing Out Screen Rules with My Brother Made Our Kids Safer, and Brought Us Closer
As the director of outreach for Common Sense Education, I spend my days talking with schools and parent groups around the country about kids' media and technology lives. These discussions can be... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Ask Your Kid’s School These Essential Student Privacy and Safety Questions
Some schools use a little technology: a few educational apps to mix things up, maybe a weekly trip to the computer lab. Some use a lot: one-to-one device programs, class management systems, and... read more
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Parents' Ultimate Guide to Livestreaming
Video clips? That's old school. Today, it's all about livestreaming -- capturing or watching video of an event as it's happening. Kids love livestreaming because it fully conveys the thrill of a... read more
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Celebrate Auntie's Day with Movies About, Who Else? Aunts!
When my nephew was just 2 years old, I took him to see his very first movie in a movie theater. He was so mesmerized, he wouldn't sit down. He just stood there, completely engrossed in the wonder... read more
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Polly Conway
Senior TV Editor | Aunt of two
Summer TV You Can Feel Good About (with Activities!)
Summer means fun stuff like swimming, camping, bike riding, and ... lots of TV. According to a study by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, kids watch about 20 more minutes of TV a... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
10 Questions About EdTech to Ask Your Kid's Teacher
Edtech, or Learning with technology, incorporates everything from Common Core standards and STEM initiatives to coding classes -- and it's finally becoming part of many K–12 classrooms. When a school... read more
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