Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Healthy Media Habits

Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
Practical Tips for Parents of Exceptional Readers
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
Harry Potter Age-by-Age Guide
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
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
7 New Year's Resolutions Every Family Should Make in 2015
There are two types of people in the world: New Year's resolution makers and "let's-just-wing-it" types. Whichever category you fall into, our media resolutions (or "suggestions" for the latter group... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Best Family Movies of 2014
Covering everything from dragons to Day of the Dead, robots to race issues, the best movies of 2014 for kids, teens, and families entertained us, made us think, and gave families plenty to talk about... read more
Jeff Haynes
Senior Editor, Video Games & Websites | Dad of one
Best Kids' Games of 2014
From puppies to building blocks, sports teams to outer space, the best games of 2014 are as diverse in subject matter as style of gameplay. Many have good role models, positive messages, and a... read more
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


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