Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Early Childhood

Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Parent Education | Mom of one
Turn Your Phone into a Preschool Learning Tool
If you've ever handed your phone over to your preschooler and turned him loose on a random kid's app, you're not alone. But you can make those moments productive -- and fun -- if you think of your... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Kiki's Delivery Service"
Renowned Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki delivers a magical coming-of-age adventure with Kiki's Delivery Service. Featuring a sweet story and a generous, courageous main character, this anime... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind"
With strong environmental messages and a strong female role model, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is still celebrated as an anime classic decades after its initial release. Filmmaker Hayao... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Castle in the Sky"
Castle in the Sky is a fantastic adventure film for anime fans who are looking for something with a little more action than gentler classics such as My Neighbor Totoro or Kiki's Delivery Service. ... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Cars 3"
Lightning McQueen, Mater, and the rest of the gang are back for Pixar's family-friendly "threequel," Cars 3. More diverse and uplifting (not to mention less violent) than the last installment, this... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "My Neighbor Totoro"
My Neighbor Totoro is a playful, whimsical, and imaginative anime classic that's beloved by viewers of all ages. It's one of the movies that first introduced popular filmmaker Hayao Miyuzaki to an... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Be a Role Model: Find a Healthy Balance with Media and Technology
We've all seen that dad yakking away on his cell phone at the playground while his 3-year-old resorts to increasingly desperate measures to get his attention. We've also been that parent. We answer... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
5 Important Ways Moms Influence Kids
Media has a huge influence on kids -- and as kids get older, the online world has an even tighter grip on them. You can see it in the way they imitate their favorite TV characters, pretend to be... read more
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