Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Little Kids

Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
7 Media Resolutions Every Family Should Make in 2017
Working out and eating right are at the top of most people's New Year's resolutions. But as tough as those are, nothing compares with the challenge of a healthy media diet. There are screen-time... read more
Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Sing"
From the producers of the Despicable Me films, Sing is an animated comedy with an A-list voice cast, catchy pop songs, and cute animal characters -- as well as some peril and danger, slapstick laughs... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
20 Best Family Movies of 2016
From edge-of-your seat adventures and stunning fantasy worlds to moving true stories and powerful role models, these 20 movies offer the best of 2016 for kids, teens, and families. They entertained... read more
Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
9 Movies That Might Be Better Than Star Wars
Need somewhere to go after you visit that galaxy far, far away? Or is your kid not quite ready for lightsaber duels and blaster battles? We've picked a few of our sci-fi favorites for adventure ... read more
Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Star Wars Age-by-Age Guide
Ever since that first menacing star destroyer loomed across movie screens in 1977, kids of all ages have been enamored with the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and all their... read more
6 Ways 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
Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
5 Ways to Curb Kids' In-App Purchases on the iPhone
Mystery charges on your credit card are usually bad news. But when it's your own kid racking up fees on your iTunes account, it's a lesson in frustration. Some kids don't realize they're spending... read more
Jim Steyer
CEO and Founder | Dad of four
We Launched Common Sense for One Reason: Kids
I have four kids, so I know firsthand the near impossible task of keeping up with everything they're watching, playing, or sharing online. It's one of the reasons I founded Common Sense 13 years ago... read more


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