Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Celebrity Influence on Kids

Parents' Ultimate Guide to TikTok
With so many social networks to keep track of, it's not surprising if your kid's obsession with the TikTok app leaves you scratching your head. So what is it exactly? TikTok - Real Short Videos is a... read more
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That Time I Found Media to Help My Kid Embrace His Hair and Teach His Preschool Class to Appreciate Differences
Our house is a head full of curlies. Wonderful, kinky, coil-y curls (except my husband -- the addition of our two curly-headed tots has caused the subtraction of most of the hair on top of his head... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
13 Smartest Female Characters from Movies, TV, and Books
Move over, Sherlock Holmes -- the girl geniuses have arrived. These days, some of the smartest characters from kids' movies, TV shows, and books are female. And with research -- published in 2017 --... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
5 Classic Movies That Can Trigger Conversations About Sexual Assault and Consent
One of the joys of parenthood is sharing your favorite childhood movies with your kids. So when it was my turn to choose a movie for family movie night recently, I was excited to show my tweens the... read more
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Why Media Role Models Matter
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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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
Fun Family Activities for the 2018 Winter Olympics
This year it's easier than ever for kids and families to follow along with the Winter Olympics, all without traveling to Pyeongchang. Fans can use apps like Snapchat, YouTube, musical.ly, and... read more
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Earbuds Made My Teens Tune Me Out, So I Changed How We Listen to Music
I’m not quite sure when earbuds took over our kids' lives, but eventually they did -- and I wasn't happy about it. I also wasn't surprised when my teens became more plugged in. After all, I remember... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
I Brought My Kids to a Live YouTube Show and It Restored My Faith in Humanity
Like most kids, my 11- and 13-year-olds watch a lot of YouTube. Some of what they watch is unintelligible to me. Why would anyone want to see some guy yelling at the screen while playing a dumb video... read more
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