Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Digital Media and School

How to Raise a Lifelong Learner
"Look! When I mix these paints, I get a whole new color!" Hearing your kids get excited about learning feels like glitter bombs exploding in your heart. And it's confirmation that school and report... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Ask Your Kid’s School These Essential Student Privacy and Safety Questions
Some schools use a little technology: a few educational apps to mix things up, maybe a weekly trip to the computer lab. Some use a lot: one-to-one device programs, class management systems, and... read more
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Get Ready for Kindergarten with Practical Tips, Tricks, and Tools
If you're spending the waning days of summer prepping your kindergarten-bound kid for the first days of school, you're not alone. Kindergarten is a formative year for families, as kids acquire the... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
17 Tips to Steer Kids of All Ages Through the Political Season
Today, when the latest campaign trail gaffe, political scandal, or candidate counterattack goes viral, your kids may hear about it before you do. How will they know whether a claim or a charge is... 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
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5 Ways to Bring Rules Back After Summer
If you and your kids went a little overboard on screen-time this summer, you're in good company. According to a Harris Interactive poll, about half of all parents say their kids watch more TV, play... read more
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Erin Wilkey Oh
Executive Editor, Education | Mom of two
90+ Back-to-School Apps, Games, and Websites
Can you believe summer is nearly over already? When I was a classroom teacher, this was always my favorite time of year. I loved getting ready for school to start: stocking up on supplies, organizing... read more
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