Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Digital Citizenship

Step-by-Step Tips to Set Up Your Kid's iPhone
You've done all the hemming and hawing about whether or not to get your kid an iPhone and you’ve decided to take the plunge. Now what? There’s so much to figure out, from Safari to iMessage, not to... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Parent Education | Mom of one
The Facts About Online Predators Every Parent Should Know
Every parent worries about online predators at some point. And while it's smart to be cautious, the facts show that it's actually fairly rare for kids to be contacted by adult strangers seeking... read more
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How to Raise an Optimistic Human in a Pessimistic World
If you're raising kids today, it can be easy to focus on the negative. And it's no wonder: Thanks to the 24-hour news cycle, social media, cell phone notifications -- and even sources you wouldn't... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
The Ultimate Parent-Vs.-Gadget Grudgematch
Let's be clear: No one needs a robot. Or a rubber ducky that puts your baby to sleep. Or even a toothbrush that comes with a game. But it might be nice to have a gadget do your parenting work for you... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Parent Education | Mom of one
Catfishing Apps Let Kids Fake Everything from Texts to Tweets
From Shakespeare to TV sitcoms, the idea of pretending to be someone you're not never gets old. In the online world, there's a name for it -- "catfishing" -- and it's common enough to have inspired a... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Parent Education | Mom of one
Sneaky Camera Apps Parents Should Know About
For kids, the joys of friendship are often expressed in the photos they share on social apps such as Snapchat, Instagram, and WhatsApp. These types of photos -- the group shot from a day at the beach... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
Are You Spying on Your Kid?
Technology has been a great boon to parenting -- we can now keep in touch with our kids via cell phone when they're out of reach, send a handy text when we we're running late to pick them up, even... read more
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