Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Cell Phone Parenting

6 Ways to Download Kids' Apps Smarter (and Cheaper)
Maybe you're about to wait in a soul-crushing line at the DMV with your 4-year-old. Maybe your kid is begging to use the iPad as if life depended on it. Or maybe there are particular skills and... read more
Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
5 Ways to Curb Kids' In-App Purchases on the iPhone
Mystery charges on your credit card are usually bad news. But when it's your own kid racking up fees on your iTunes account, it's a lesson in frustration. Some kids don't realize they're spending... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How to Handle the Violent Videos at Your Kid's Fingertips
A woman sits next to her bloodied boyfriend and tells the camera he was just shot. A young refugee's body washes up on the shore. A bus driver is bullied while students cheer. A man commits suicide.... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
The Only Back-to-School Cell Phone Rules Your Kids Really Need
Whether your kid is heading to school toting a brand-new device or is already a cell-phone pro, you want everyone on the same page about the dos and don'ts. (Get more information on cell-phone... read more
Michael Robb
Director of Research | Dad of two
Why Device-Free Dinners Are a Healthy Choice
It may seem obvious that eating dinner with your family is a good thing. Research provides plenty of support for the importance of family dinner for kids: Learning vocabulary, fewer behavior problems... read more
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Why Bots, Gifs, and Emojis Are Your Kid's New BFFs
The promise of technology has always been to make everyday tasks easier and faster. Once upon a time, this meant microwaves and remote controls, but now digital tools can cut just about every corner... read more
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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
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
One Smartphone. Two Kids. Tons of Fun.
My son would glue his eyeballs to my iPhone if I let him. He wants every second he can squeeze out of that shiny device, and we're constantly wrestling with the when and how of device time. So when I... read more


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