Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Learning with Technology

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
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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
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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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Kids' Screen Time Shifts Dramatically Toward Phones and Tablets
My kitchen counter has changed a lot over the last six years. What used to be dedicated to a bowl of fruit, a coffee maker, various papers, and mail that I haven't gotten around to throwing away yet... read more
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New Healthy Media Habits for Young Kids
Who among us hasn't fibbed when the doctor asks how much alcohol you drink? Who takes the suggested daily amount of Vitamin C? Who engages in moderate exercise precisely 150 minutes per week? Thought... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
5 Questions Teachers Wish You Would Ask Them About Screen Time, Tech, and Internet Privacy
"No TV until your homework is finished" used to be the easiest way to separate school work from screen time. Today, with IMs, YouTube, texting, and social media, that boundary is super blurry. And... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Hack the School Year
Multitasking, distractions, procrastination -- these aren't problems only adults have in a digital world. Kids have to fight to stay focused, too, especially when the task at hand is homework and IMs... read more
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Viviana Reveron
Manager, Latino Content | Aunt of one
So Many Cool Ways to Share the Eclipse with Kids
On Aug. 21, families in the United States can view a solar eclipse -- either total or partial -- in most of the country. This event is a chance for your kids to explore the science of eclipses,... read more
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