Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Big Kids

Amanda Nojadera
Editorial Associate | Aunt of two
Awesome STEAM Stuff
STEM -- science, technology, engineering, and math -- is just about the hottest trend around ... unless you count STEAM, which adds art to the mix. With its emphasis on problem-solving, curiosity,... read more
Angela Zimmerman
Manager, Editorial Partnerships
94 Ways to Bring Comic-Con Home
San Diego will become an epicenter for all things entertainment this week, as the colorful Comic-Con community rallies around the world's largest celebration of pop culture-inspired books, movies, TV... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
How Comics Helped My Kid Love Reading
When I was a kid my dad read to me every night. By age 5, I was traveling nightly through the worlds of The Hobbit or The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Even afternoon naps would start with a bit... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Everything You Need to Know About Parental Controls
Even if you've talked to your kids about screen-time limits and responsible online behavior it's still really tough to manage what they do when you're not there (and even when you are). Parental... read more
Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
School-Readiness Boosters for Kids with Learning and Attention Issues
For kids with special needs, the idea of heading back to school is both fun and fraught. Keeping up with academics, staying on top of tasks, and managing relationships each offer challenges and... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Explaining the News to Our Kids
Shootings, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, end-of-the-world predictions -- even local news reports of missing kids and area shootings all can be upsetting news for adults, not to mention kids.... read more
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
30 Cool Things Kids Can Learn Online (for Free!)
With summer in full swing, lots of kids (and parents) are going online for ideas to keep busy. At Common Sense, we're partial to activities that are a little, well, different. We've rounded up 30... read more
Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After The BFG
There are plenty of dark moments in director Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved fantasy book -- but lots of heart, too. Which means that this Common Sense Seal-honored story of the... read more
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