Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Marketing to Kids

Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Behind the smokescreen Cigarette marketing has come a long way. Today tobacco products are banned from commercials and smoking is on the decline. But don't be fooled. Tobacco companies still spend... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
A few years ago, I thought it would be fun to have a family Super Bowl party. Mostly I just wanted an excuse to make hot wings, but I also liked the idea of taking part in a national ritual. I didn't... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Kids are bombarded by advertising for junk food and fast food everywhere they turn. According to one study, kids see one food commercial every five minutes during Saturday morning cartoons. Most of... read more
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Sierra Filucci
Executive Editor, Parenting Content | Mom of two
Brenda and Dylan, Joey and Pacey, Kurt and Blaine. Talking to teens about sex can be challenging enough, and when they see their favorite characters experience this intimacy for the first time, it... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Your kids and teens get all sorts of messages about drinking and drugs from the media. And mostly what they see is that it’s fun and exciting and it’s what celebrities and popular people do. Not only... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Commercials are nothing new. We all grew up with them and can probably sing a dozen or more jingles. What is new is how advertisers have adapted to children’s media, using sneaky methods that don't... read more
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