Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Healthy Media Habits

Michael Robb
Director of Research | Dad of two
Why Device-Free Dinners Are a Healthy Choice
It may seem obvious that eating dinner with your family is a good thing. Research provides plenty of support for the importance of family dinner for kids: Learning vocabulary, fewer behavior problems... read more
Sandie Angulo Chen
Guest Blogger | Movie/DVD/Book Reviewer | Mom of three
Kids' Summer Movie Guide 2016
When the kids aren't bingeing on screen time, swimming, or (hopefully) playing outside this summer, chances are they'll be clamoring to see one of the season's big movies. But it can be hard to... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
A First-Time Parent's Guide to Digital Life
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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Polly Conway
TV Editor | Aunt of two
10 Game-of-Thrones-Like Shows for Teens
There's nothing quite like Game of Thrones. That's why it's held such a tight grip on its audience for six seasons. Based on the George R. R. Martin book series A Song of Fire and Ice, its complex... read more
How Has Social Media Changed Teen Girls' Lives?
You may think you know what teen girls' digital lives are like -- they're glued to their cell phones, they're hooked on YouTube and Twitter, they post a lot on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Vine... read more
Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Movies to Watch with Tweens and Teens That Don't Make You Look Like a Dork
Once your kids have outgrown the Disney princesses, the Kung Fu Pandas, and the Ice Ages of the world, picking something for family movie night can get a bit more challenging. If you want tweens and... read more
Polly Conway
TV Editor | Aunt of two
5 Extra-Gentle TV Shows for Preschoolers
What do you do when your kids are extra-sensitive to high-energy TV shows? Shows with loud noises, intense music, and jarring sound effects can stress some kids out or cause them to emulate any wild... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
What's the Best Game Console for Kids?
Not too long ago, if your kids wanted a game console, you had your pick of five machines: Microsoft's Xbox One or Xbox 360; Sony's PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3; or Nintendo's Wii U. But the advent... read more


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