Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Healthy Media Habits

Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
How to Raise a Reader
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
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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Best and Worst Pop Culture Moments of 2014
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
Darri Stephens
Director, Digital Learning
Spark the Discussion on Digital Life at Your School
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
Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
My Daughter Wants to Download Raunchy Music
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
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Music and Your Kids Tips
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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