Regan McMahon

Regan McMahon

Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
February 05, 2020

How can I raise a kind kid in a not-so-nice digital world?

How can I raise a kind kid in a not-so-nice digital world?

I'm Regan McMahon, the deputy editor, books, at Common Sense Media, and a lot of books that come across my desk are meant to help kids develop empathy and compassion. It makes me wonder: How tough is it to be kind in a world where tweets, memes, and posts can be so mean? I recently spoke with Maryam Abdullah, Ph.D., a developmental psychologist who directs the Parenting Program of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the mother of a preschooler. She offered lots of practical tips for parents—backed by science—on using media and modeling to ...

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