Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Healthy Media Habits

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
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
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
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
Angela Zimmerman
Manager, Editorial Partnerships
If you think your kid's head is in the clouds, it's probably because his music lives there. Music-streaming services are the hottest thing since the iPod Nano, breaking a cool $1 billion in 2013. But... read more
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
I've come to terms with hearing my kids mimic certain iffy words they hear on the radio, but when my 8-year-old daughter asked me to download a few songs off iTunes for the first time, I was not... read more
Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Downloads, videos, MP3s, iPods, YouTube, and live streaming. Most of our kids' music now comes via the Internet. Social networks like MySpace launch artists, and kids link to artists' pages and... read more


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