Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Early Childhood

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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6 Skills Every Kid Should Know Before Kindergarten
Stressed out about your kid's entry into kindergarten? Scouring the app store for resources to help your little one learn letters, numbers, shapes, and colors before school even starts? That's normal... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
Don't Miss These 7 Awesome Podcasts for Little Kids
Your kid's new favorite magazine might just be ... a podcast? That's right, Goofus and Gallant from Highlights magazine are going high-tech, and they're not alone. They're joining rebel girls,... read more
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