Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Early Childhood

Books That Teach Manners
Kids naturally develop social skills in the preschool years, so it's a perfect time to teach and reinforce social lessons. The books below serve as modern-day primers on courtesy, graciousness, and... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After Inside Out
Many families who see Disney Pixar's hit animated adventure Inside Out together are left with a lot to think -- and talk -- about. The movie raises many big issues related to feelings, growing up,... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
Wimpy Kid Author's 6 Tips to Hook Reluctant Readers
Jeff Kinney is no slacker -- unlike hapless middle schooler Greg Heffley, star of Kinney's blockbuster Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, which has 150 million books in print. The books also have been... read more
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Angela Zimmerman
Senior Manager, Editorial Partnerships | Mom of one
58 Inspirational Princesses
If your kid is into princesses, chances are she's really into princesses. Whether that means she regularly transforms her bath towel into an Elsa cape or she (or he!) knows every single word to [... read more
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8 Girl-Power Apps for Young Kids
Many so-called "apps for girls" try to win fans by relying on the same old stereotypical ploys like dress-up, oversimplified gameplay, and pink -- lots of pink. But a few apps are shaking things up... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Girls and Body Image
Did you know? Body image develops early in childhood. Body image is influenced by family and culture. Exposure to traditional media is a risk factor for developing body dissatisfaction. More than... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content and Distribution | Mom of two
Spare Your Kids an Inappropriate Gift
Imagine your third grader opening up Grandma's holiday gift to find a fancy new iPhone or your 4-year-old ripping through the wrapping paper to find a set of PG-13-rated Iron Man DVDs. Although... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
7 Fabulous Friendship Stories
Some movie characters just go together: Buzz and Woody, Butch and Sundance, Thelma and Louise. But one thing all these famous movie friendships have in common is that they're between characters with... read more
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