Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Learning with Technology

Why the Best Parental Control Is You
If your kid's online, there have probably been times when you've wanted to track everything they've texted, see their entire social media history, or just shut off the internet entirely. Those are... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
What Parents Need to Know About Virtual Reality
Everyone who's tried it agrees: Virtual reality is mind-blowing. Once you strap on that headset, you truly believe you're strolling on a Parisian street, careening on a roller coaster, or immersed in... read more
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How to Download Kids' Apps Smarter (and Cheaper)
Maybe you're about to wait in a soul-crushing line at the DMV with your 4-year-old. Maybe your kid is begging to use the iPad as if life depended on it. Or maybe there are particular skills and... read more
Having a Google Home Was Fun, Until My 2-Year-Old Started Using It
My wife and I are avid users of technology. We shop online, we stream content to a myriad of devices in our home, and we have come to depend on apps like Google Maps for day-to-day life. So when we... read more
How to Raise a Lifelong Learner
"Look! When I mix these paints, I get a whole new color!" Hearing your kids get excited about learning feels like glitter bombs exploding in your heart. And it's confirmation that school and report... read more
Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
New Strategies to Get Kids to Create Media, Not Just Consume It
During a typical day, kids and teens check out YouTube, watch TV, play video games, scroll through social media feeds, and listen to music. Overall, they're passive consumers of the content they love... read more
Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
2017 Holiday Gift Guide: Nostalgia Gifts for Digital Kids
Tech toys and gadgets are always big winners with kids when it comes to holiday gift giving, but a new trend is shaking things up in a big way: nostalgia. The "good ol' days" are back and better than... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
What Parents Need to Know Before Buying Google Home or Amazon Echo
If you've seen the commercials, you know that Google Home and Amazon Echo -- the sleek, voice-activated home assistants that do everything from turn off your lights to read your kids a story -- are... read more


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