Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Early Childhood

Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
How Wordless Books Can Help Your Kid Learn to Read
Anyone who's "read" a picture book can tell you that you don't need words to tell a story. Prereading toddlers and preschoolers can follow a story told in pictures, a parent or child can narrate the... read more
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5 Tips to Raise Bilingual Kids from the Very First Word
Growing up as an English speaker in the United States, I rarely thought about language. But after living and working in Costa Rica (where I met my future husband), I knew when I got pregnant that I... read more
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Parven Kaur
Guest blogger | Mom of one
I Allow My Baby Screen Time. Don't Judge Me. Learn How I Do It.
This article is part of Common Sense Media's Parent Voices series, which provides a platform for opinions about parenting in the digital age. All ideas expressed are the writer's own.  I've been... read more
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Michael Robb
Director of Research | Dad of two
Why Watching TV and Movies Is Better Together
Parents tend to worry about exactly how much screen time is appropriate for kids. The guidelines can be confusing -- and there's no magic number that's right for all families. The truth is what kids... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
Practical Tips for Parents of Exceptional Readers
Kids reading is something to celebrate. But if your kid's an advanced reader -- a preschooler who’s already reading, or an elementary or middle school kid who’s reading way above grade level -- ... read more
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Erin Wilkey Oh
Executive Editor, Education | Mom of two
5 Teacher-Approved Apps to Boost Kindergarten Skills
If you have a brand-new kindergartner, you may be wondering -- or worrying about -- school readiness. Many parents of this age spend the weeks leading up to the first day of school practicing... read more
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So You Got a Parental Control … Now What?
You'd probably love to have a little more control over your kids' online lives. And sometimes -- like when they play multiplayer games, join social media, or binge-watch YouTube -- you'd like a lot... read more
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Merve Lapus
Sr. Director of Education Outreach | Dad of two
Hashing Out Screen Rules with My Brother Made Our Kids Safer, and Brought Us Closer
As the director of outreach for Common Sense Education, I spend my days talking with schools and parent groups around the country about kids' media and technology lives. These discussions can be... read more
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