Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Healthy Media Habits

Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Why This Is the Year I'll Let My Daughter Watch the Red Carpet
As kids get older, it's harder to control what media they're exposed to. When my daughter was young, I could shield her from any Oscars red carpet hoopla and all the sexist messages it sends: rating... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Ultimate Clean-Slate Handbook
We tell our kids that everyone makes mistakes -- and we mean it -- but if the last year was a rough one, it can be hard to bounce back. Past struggles with grades, organization, and friends are easy... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
7 Media Resolutions Every Family Should Make in 2017
Working out and eating right are at the top of most people's New Year's resolutions. But as tough as those are, nothing compares with the challenge of a healthy media diet. There are screen-time... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
20 Best Family Movies of 2016
From edge-of-your seat adventures and stunning fantasy worlds to moving true stories and powerful role models, these 20 movies offer the best of 2016 for kids, teens, and families. They entertained... read more
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Michael Robb
Director of Research | Dad of two
Common Sense Media Census Measures Plugged-In Parents
Everybody knows tweens and teens rack up lots of screen time. But what about parents? Common Sense Media's new report, The Common Sense Census: Plugged-In Parents of Tweens and Teens, finally... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
9 Movies That Might Be Better Than Star Wars
Need somewhere to go after you visit that galaxy far, far away? Or is your kid not quite ready for lightsaber duels and blaster battles? We've picked a few of our sci-fi favorites for adventure ... read more
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Amanda Nojadera
Editorial Associate | Aunt of two
Video Games to Play as a Family
Showing off your dance-floor moves, flying through a mushroom kingdom, testing your trivia chops -- this is the stuff of family bonding. We're talking about video games. And with the variety of... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Catalog Data Coordinator | Kid at heart
Kids' Holiday Movie Guide 2016
The holidays are a big time for movie fans, with many of the year's biggest releases coming out during the months of November and December. This year, our Holiday Movie Guide is loaded with big-... read more
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