Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Healthy Media Habits

Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
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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Discovering the joys of Harry Potter is a rite of passage for kids today. Since J.K. Rowling released the first book more than 15 years ago, kids have been devouring the books, watching the movies,... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
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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Erin Wilkey Oh
Executive Editor, Education | Mom of one
Parents know firsthand the impact a poor night's sleep has on kids. Lack of sleep can contribute to crankiness, problems with attention and learning, behavior issues, and even health problems such as... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Just think: Your baby will be part of one of the first generations to grow up totally digitally connected. She may learn to dance with the Sesame Street gang. She may become fixated on YouTube's... read more
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Fifteen minutes of fame used to sound too short. But now -- with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a thousand other ways to get news instantly -- fame is more fleeting than ever. One minute you're... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
If Minecraft has taken over your kids and you hardly know who they are or what they're talking about anymore, you're in good company. But, although you may love that the game helps build 21st-century... read more
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Darri Stephens
Director, Digital Learning
At Common Sense, we often hear from parents who want to get their schools or communities involved in a discussion of how media, tech, and the digital world are affecting kids. But many parents don't... read more
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