Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Early Childhood

Erin Wilkey Oh
Executive Editor, Education | Mom of two
10 Ways Tech Makes Life Easier for New Parents
I didn't expect parenthood would rekindle my relationship with -- of all things -- my phone. But there I was, with a tiny human attached to me for countless hours a day, my mind swirling with tasks... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
5 Tips for Picking Your Preschooler's First TV Shows
Anyone who thinks that "binge watching" is a new phenomenon in the age of Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes has clearly never watched TV with a preschooler. When little kids find a show they love, not only... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
How to Raise a Reader
Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes there's one key book that captures a kid's imagination and opens him or her up to the exciting world of fiction. Other times, a... read more
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Viviana Reveron
Manager, Latino Content | Aunt of one
5 Bilingual TV Shows for Preschoolers
If you want your kids to speak both English and Spanish, the following bilingual TV shows can support your efforts by helping preschoolers learn new words and phrases in both languages. The shows... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
Will Technology Make My Kid Fat, Dumb, and Mean?
Parents have a lot of responsibility. Mainly, keep the kid alive. Next, try to raise a decent human being. And the messages about media and tech start almost from the moment they're born: TV will rot... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
14 Books to Help Kids Feel Good About Themselves and Their Bodies
We all want to find entertaining reads for our kids and tweens, but unfortunately, even some of the best stories reinforce body and gender stereotypes. You know the ones: girl characters judged by... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Parent Education | Mom of one
7 Signs an App Is a Good Choice for your Preschooler
When you want to buy a book for your kid, you might get a recommendation, flip through it, or look up the author online. Choosing an app is a lot trickier: Sure, you can watch a demo video and read... 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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