Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between


What Teens Really Think About Their Social Media Lives
What teenagers look like they're doing and what they're actually doing can be two totally different things -- especially when it comes to social media. A bored-looking ninth-grader could be majorly... read more
Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
5 Tech Tools for Kids in Crisis
Many parents wonder how they would fare as a teenager in a world filled with social media drama, texting troubles, and cyberbullying. Whether they're the cause or symptomatic of deeper issues, the... read more
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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9 Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About
It can be hard to keep up with the latest apps that kids are using. Just when you've figured out how to talk to your kids about Facebook, they've moved on to Instagram or Snapchat. But here's the... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
3 Kinds of Apps That Stir Up Drama in Schools
If your kid is among the 73% of teens who have access to a smartphone, you're well aware of the app obsession that can take over a brain and body in seconds. For teens, smartphones + apps = social... read more
Best and Worst Pop Culture Moments of 2014
Fifteen minutes of fame used to sound too short. But now -- with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a thousand other ways to get news instantly -- fame is more fleeting than ever. One minute you're... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Alert! Digital Drama to Watch Out for This School Year
This school year, "drama" won't be limited to the school auditorium. Digital drama will play out in texts, on social media, and on popular teen websites. From forums that let kids pose hurtful... read more
Ingrid Simone
Senior Editor, Apps | Mom of two
Apps and Games to Spark Kindness and Compassion
Kindness and compassion. These "soft skills" are ones that parents may think come naturally to their children. After all, your kids are good kids. You show them kindness and compassion, therefore... read more


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